Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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BONK - Jeri L. (nee Loughlin) 8/2/2002
August 1, 2002, of the Town of Tonawanda, wife of the late George J. Kuhn and Adam S. Bonk; beloved mother of Susan M. Kuhn of Kensington, MD and George M. Kuhn of Kenmore; brother of James J. Loughlin; also survived by nieces, nephews and great nieces. Friends may call Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the BURY & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave. where prayers will be offered Monday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from the St. John Neuman Chapel of St. John the Baptist Church (Englewood & Belmont Aves.) at 9:30 AM. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

BRACIKOWSKI - Fr. Felix OFM Conv. 8/2/2002
August 1, 2002 of Athol Springs, NY. Son of the late Stanley and Stella (nee Hurysz) Bracikowski; beloved brother of Menceslaus (Theodosia), Helen Parnitzke, Lucy Kinecki and the late Stephen, John, Ted, and Kunegunda Bracikowski; also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Friends received at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Athol Springs, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Where a Franciscan wake service will be held at 7:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10:30 AM. Contributions may be made in Fr. Felix's memoryto the Franciscan Education Fund, Provincial House 12300 Folly Quarter Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21042-1419. Arrangements by, LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 627-2919. Charles A. Castilia Director.

BUCZKOWSKI - Josephine (nee Koszka) 8/2/2002
August 1, 2002; beloved wife of Eugene Buczkowski; dearest sister of Helen (late Joseph C.) Szuba and the late Stanley Koszka; sister-in-law of Clara Koszka; loving aunt of Joseph (Cecy) Szuba, Ruth (Ernest) Morin, Glenn (Susan) Koszka and David (Debra) Koszka; great-aunt of Deborah, Kimberly, Jalene, Mark, Christian, Katie, Bryan, David, Rachel, Lily and the late Greg; great-great aunt of Megan, Will and Drew; and special aunt of Paula. The family will be present Friday evening 7-9 PM, Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the URBAN-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 3645 Genesee St. (2 blocks east of Union Rd.) where funeral services will be held Monday at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Josephine was a member of the Dawn Bible Students Assoc of Buffalo.

CASEY - George E., Jr. 8/1/2002
Age 47, August 1, 2002. Beloved husband of Judith A. (nee Cassavino) Casey; loving father of Kristen and George Casey III; son of George E. Casey Sr. and the late Dolly (nee Olivo) Casey; loving brother of Edward Casey, Jude (Peter) Kuehne, Dolores (Tony) Sinicki and the late Alice (John) Ricatone; son-in-law of Rocco and Betty (nee Rago) Cassavino; brother-in-law of Cheryl (Michael) Phillips; also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Parker). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 AM at St. Stephen's Church (Grand Island). Friends invited.

COATSWORTH - Robert J. 'Bear' 7/31/2002
July 29, 2002; husband of Suzanne (nee Vantine); father of Michael S. (Wendy), Heather L. (Gregg) Stierheim and Brent C. Macrow; grandfather of Carlton James Coatsworth and Michael Joseph Coatsworth; brother of Janet L. Coatsworth and James A. (Deb) Coatsworth; Godfather of Christine Marie (Gary) Anger and Robert James Coatsworth; uncle of Eric and Jason Anger and Samuel Smith Coatsworth. Family will receive friends Friday 6-9 PM at Elma United Methodist Church, 2991 Bowen Rd., where memorial services will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to E.M.W. Boys & Girls Club or the Seneca Street United Methodist Church. Arrangements by the KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME, East Aurora, NY.

CUSTODI - Frances I. (nee Caparella) 8/1/2002
July 31, 2002. Beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Custodi, Sr.; dearest mother of Frances (Paul) Patricola, Joseph F. (Eileen) Custodi, Jr. and Mary Ann (Thomas) Reif; dear grandmother of five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister of twelve sisters and brothers. The family will be present to receive friends Saturday from 9:15am-10:15am at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd.) where funeral services will follow at 10:15 AM and from St. John the Baptist Neumann Chapel at 10:45 AM. Mrs. Custodi was a member of the Ladies Aquila Society.

DENNY - Ann M. (nee) Gay 8/1/2002
July 30, 2002, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved wife of the late Franklin; dearest mother of Bonnie (Thomas) Ameno; cherished grandmother of Charles Ameno and Christine (Scott) Robinson; great-grandmother of Taylor Robinson; sister of Marilyn Del Prince and Leonard (Eileen) Gaj; predeceased by other brothers and sisters; survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Thursday 7-9 PM and 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 Martyrs Church at 9:30 AM. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

DePAOLO-JOHNNY - Heather J. 8/1/2002 July 28, 2002, beloved wife of Sean D. Johnny; dearest daughter of Anthony R. (Patricia E. Marshall) DePaolo and Sylvia J. (Leonard) Kratzke; daughter-in-law of Jeanerette Jacups-Johnny; dear sister of Jeremey (Jill) DePaolo; sister-in-law of Terry (Sarah) Supahan, Andre (Wendy) Cramblit, Sage Johnny; granddaughter of Carmen (Eileen) DePaolo and the late Stanley J. (late Lillian G.) Bonar. Family will be present on Friday 5-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Drive (corner of Hopkins Road). A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at St. Joseph's Church (University Heights), 3269 Main Street, Buffalo, New York at 10 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be made to the Wildland Fire Fighters Foundation, 1310 Vista Ave., No. 22, Boice, ID 83705, (208) 336-2996, e-mail: vcikim@aol.com or the Heifer International Foundation, 1202 Main St., Suite 203, Little Rock, AR 72202.

DEZIK - Margaret C. (nee Dunn) 8/2/2002 Entered into eternal rest July 30, 2002. Wife of the late John Dezik; beloved mother of Jack (Danielle) Dezik, Jill (Jerry) Barczykowski and Donna (Scott) Semson; cherished Nana of Jay, Nicole, Alicia, Breanna and Kayleigh; sister of the late Loretta (late Julie) Parzymieso and Billy Dunn; loving aunt and second mom to Carol (Ned) Ogden, Tom (Belinda) Parzymieso, Penny (Kevin) Tysiac, Maureen Kwiatowski and the late Bob Rugg; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received at the LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., S-4199 Lakeshore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rt. 5), Hamburg, 627-2919, Saturday & Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM, where funeral services will be held Monday at 10 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Catholic Church at 11 AM. Charles A. Castiglia, Director.

DRABIK - Alice E. (Staszak) 8/2/2002
July 31, 2002 of West Seneca, NY, beloved wife of Alois L. Drabik; devoted mother of Kathleen (David) Klawitter & Sharon (Jerry) Kuczmarski; cherished grandmother of Christopher (Julie) Adams, Aaron (Tricia) & Lisa Kuczmarski; loving great-grandmother of Tyler & Shelby; sister-in-law of Eleanor Staszak, Victoria Kasper & Julia Drabik; dearest friend of Arlene Mack & Loretta Klawitter. Friends received on Saturday 7-9 PM & Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the CURTINJ FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1340 Union Rd., West Seneca where funeral will be held Monday at 8:30 AM & from Queen of Heaven R.C. Church at 9 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired memorials may be made to Queen of Heaven Building Fund.

EVINGHAM - Floyd 7/28/2002
July 24, 2002. Beloved husband of Carolyn C. (nee Crook); dearest father of Victoria (Russell) Sciabarrasi and Tamara (R. Mitchell) Friscia; grandfather of Ashleigh, Joshua, Russell, Jr., Aaron and Carolyn; son of the late Charles and Alice (nee Spencer) Evingham; brother of Charles (Madonna) Evingham, Elaine Paquet, Cheryl (Greg) Belideau, the late Dale (Rose) Evingham and Neale (Tommy) Evingham. No prior visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2002 from St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 2 PM (corner of Payne & Tremont, North Tonawanda, NY). Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements by the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC.

FUSTINO - Mary J. 8/2/2002
Suddenly August 1, 2002 of Angola, NY. Beloved sister of Herman W. Fustino, the late Anthony, James, Joseph, and Russell Fustino; dear aunt of Richard, Gary, Russell, Nelson, Jim & Bruce Fustino, Joan Diana, Shirley Crowe, Ann Marie Gervase, Joyce Donaldson, Marlene Bugenhagen, and the late Ann Marlene Fustino; also survived by several great nieces and nephews; Dear friend of millie Catalano. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the HEIMBURG-ADDISON FUNERAL HOME INC., 262 Main St., Angola, where Prayers will be said Monday at 11:30 AM. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Most Precious Blood Church at 12 noon. Mrs. Fustino was a member of M.P.B. Altar & Rosary Society. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fustino family.

GENTA - Angeline (Fabian) 8/2/2002
August 1, 2002. Beloved wife of the late Guido R. Genta, Ph.D.; devoted mother of Frances Killelea and Margaret (David) Herberger; grandmother of Christina Peters, Alison Killelea, Michael Peters, Danica and Christopher Killelea; sister of Emma (late Raymond) Bowman, Paul (late Marian) Fabian, Edward (late Geraldine) Fabian, the late Kathryn (Andrew) Bell, Ida (Jack) Spirawk and Rose Fabian; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC, 2480 Kensington, where services will be held on Saturday at 12:30, followed a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Benedict's at 1 PM.

GRAVIS - Donald C. 8/2/2002 Of Boston, NY, July 31, 2002, husband of the late Barbara Jean (nee Kearney) Gravis; father of Laura Jean Lautner, Daniel John Gravis and Lynn Marie Gravis; son of Helen and the late Charles Gravis; brother of June (Paul) Sibiga. Family will receive friends Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WURTZ FUNERAL HOME, 9287 Boston State Rd., Boston. Family and friends are invited to Funeral Services Monday at 2 PM at Faith United Church of Christ, Boston. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Boston Emergency Squad.

HANNAN - Lester T. 8/2/2002
Of Orchard Park, NY, July 22, 2002; beloved husband of Marie E. (Dwyer) and the late Dorothy G. Hannan. No prior visitation. Mass of Christian Burial and interment are private. A Memorial Mass will be held for family and friends Saturday, August 3, 10 AM in Nativity of Our Lord Church. Arrangements by the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC

HARVEY - Carol E. (Wallace) 7/31/2002
Suddenly, July 30, 2002, beloved wife of Jeffrey B. Harvey; devoted mother of Jeffrey B. Harvey Jr. (Elizabeth) and Karen Harvey; dear sister of Judith Wallace Sanders (Russell) of Scottsdale, AZ., and Barbara Wallace Howe (Wesley) of Englewood, CO.; survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday from 3-6 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:45 AM at St. Benedict's Church. Flowers are declined. Memorials may be made to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 12 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116.

HELENBROOK - Shirley C. (Winkler) 8/2/2002
Of Cheektowaga, NY. August 1, 2002. Beloved wife of Gerald R. Helenbrook Sr.; loving mother of Barbara (Mark) Nichter, Kathleen (Thomas) Garland and Gerald II 'Toby' (Barbara); grandmother of Keri Lee (David), Bryan, Amanda, Nicholas, Ann and Maria; great-grandmother of Julia and Aiden. Funeral from the funeral home of WENDEL & LOECHER INC., 27 Aurora St., Lancaster Monday morning at 9:15 and at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 950 Losson Rd., at 10 AM. Family present Saturday and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9.

JACKSON - Starr Dr. Michele Lynn 8/1/2002
(nee Kocot) July 11, 2002; wife of Corey Starr; devoted mother of Chloe Lauren Robert; daughter of James L. and the late Joyce (nee Cook) Kocot; sister of Ford J. (Robin) Kocot; grand-daughter of Joseph and the late Kate Stefaniak; daughter-in-law of Dave and Pat Robert of Seattle WA, also survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will be present to receive friends Saturday from 10-11 AM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd.) where funeral services will follow at 11 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired contributions may be made in Michele's memory to: Chloe Robert Fund C/O 221 Massachusetts Ave. #708, Boston, MA, 02115

KEMLER - Madeline P. (Giambra) 8/1/2002
July 31, 2002, of Depew, NY, cherished wife of Thomas J. Kemler Jr.; loving mother of Judith T. (Kevin) Bieler, Kevin S. (Tracie) and Jeremy M. Kemler; grandmother of Jacob, Noah, Dylan and Alexandria; daughter of Angelo and the late Margaret Giambra; sister of Rose Marie (Leonard) Mazur and Patricia (Paul) Romani. Friends received on Friday and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the CURTIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1340 Union Rd., West Seneca. No visitation on Sunday. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 9:30 AM in St. Catherine R.C. Church, 4928 Seneca St., W. Seneca.

KUHN - Jeri L. (nee Loughlin) 8/2/2002
Please see Bonk Notice

MUNN - Evelyn 8/1/2002
July 31, 2002, of Wales Center, NY. Wife of the late Whitford Sr.; mother of Carolyn (Richard) Hill, Virginia (Roy) Row, Richard (Mary) Munn, Onalee (Paul) Wujek, and the late Jean Spalding and Whitford Jr. (survived by Linda) Munn; grandmother of 22 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. No prior visitation. Memorial Services will be held 11 AM Saturday at First Baptist Church of East Aurora. Relatives and friends are invited to a reception at the Church following services. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions made to First Baptist Church of East Aurora or the Wales Center Community Church. Arrangements by KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME, East Aurora, NY. www.howefuneralhome.com

MURRAY - John T. 8/2/2002 July 31, 2002. Husband of Dianne; father of Ann Marie Riggie, John W. (Mary Patricia) Murray and Mary (Kevin) Kennedy; brother of Mary Catherine (Joseph) Marino and the late Terrence; brother-in-law of Patricia Murray; grandfather of Jennifer and Timothy Riggie, Molly, Jack and Patrick Murray, Brigid and Liam Kennedy. The family will be present at JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME (West Chapel), 1357 Hertel Ave, Saturday and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Margaret's Church Monday at 9:30 AM. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the WWII Veterans Memorial.

NANKOVITCH - Dorothy (nee Jovitch) 8/2/2002
July 27, 2002, of Lackawanna, NY, she lived a long, wonderful life to the age of 103. Beloved wife of the late Thomas; daughter of the late Ziva and Julia (nee Lashlov) Jovitch; also survived by nieces and nephews. Services from St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church Saturday at 11 AM. Visitation at St. Stephen's Church one hour prior to church services. Memorials in her memory may be made to St. Stephen's Church. Arrangements COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS INC.

PARRY - Bertha P. 8/2/2002
Of Marilla, NY, July 31, 2002. Wife of the late Merle Parry; dear mother of Charles (Lois), Merle Jr. and Cindy (Dennis) Morris; also survive by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister of the late Charles Elis. No prior visitation. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the CHARLES MEYER FUNERAL HOME INC.

PIECZYNSKI - Joan Marie 7/31/2002
(nee Bernhardt) July 29, 2002; beloved wife of Daniel L. Pieczynski; beloved mother of Jean Lane and Dina (Ken) Horn; grandmother of Megan Horn and Daniel Joseph Brior; beloved daughter of Laura (nee Milak) and the late Joseph Bernhardt; dearest niece of Irene Stutz. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Friday at 7:30 PM in the Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., Williamsville, NY.

SAUNDERS - Shirley M. (Becker) 8/1/2002
Of Lancaster, NY July 31, 2002. Loving mother of Dee (Henry) Buettner, Joanne (Jerald) Krizeminski, Robert (Carol) Earl, Sharon (Glen Worthy) Koehn, and the late Dolly Earl, Martin Blaylok and John Earl; grandmother of Suann, Joseph, Patrick, Nicole, James, Jonathan, and Rachael; great-grandmother of Krystina Kirzeminski; sister of Rose Delong, Vera Sugg, Doris Jorden, Joan, Donna (Steve) Berkich, Lois (Stanley) Polowski, Alvin, Norma, Lester, Richard (Terry), and the late Lyle, Jack, and Clayton. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Friday 2-4 and 7-8 PM with services being held at 8 PM at the WENDEL AND LOESCHER INC. FUNERAL HOME, 27 Aurora St., Lancaster. Flowers gratefully declined.

STOWELL - Jerald C. 8/1/2002
July 31, 2202, Of Elma, NY, husband of K. Jeannine; father of Amber K. Krajcer, Elise D. Stowell, Joshua A. Stowell; brother of Donna Stillman; son of Jacquiline Bloomquist of Bemus Point, NY. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 PM Friday in the LIND FUNERAL HOME, 805 W. Third St., Jamestown, NY where services will be held at 11 AM Saturday. Mr. Stowell was a Sales Representative for Twin City Glass in North Tonawanda.

SWIDEREK - Anna M. (nee Luberski) 8/1/2002 July 30, 2002 of Buffalo, NY, wife of the late Henry Swiderek; beloved mother of Sylvia (Alfred) Szafranek; sister of Margie (late John) Chrostowski and the late Helen, Florence, Gertrude and Henry; dear grandmother of Robert Szafranek, Gail (James) Currie and Timothy (Kathleen) Szafranek; great-grandmother of Robert Jr., Richard, Michael, Brandon, Brittany Szafranek, James and Scott Currie; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, (2 blocks south of William St.), Saturday at 9:15 AM and at St. Adalbert's Basilica at 10 AM. Internment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family present Thursday 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Anna was a member of the Ulinski Senior Citizens Center.

WOODS - Ola C. (nee Thornton) 8/2/2002
Suddenly, July 31, 2002, wife of John W. Woods Jr.; mother of Sabriyah F. Tate (Bilal Abdullah), Vicke J., Gregory O., Keith E. (Susan), Johnnie R. (Diane), Anderson A., Sarah D., and the late Wesley W. Woods; also survived by five sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. The family will receive friends Monday 12 noon Greater Hope Baptist Church, 8 Verplank St., where Funeral Services will follow, 1 PM. Interment St. Matthew's Cemetery. Arrangements THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME.

WYCKOFF - Elizabeth June 8/2/2002
June 25, 2002, age 84 of Cooperstown, NY. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, August 10 in St. Agnes Chapel at Christ Church, Cooperstown, the Rev. Canon John B. Birdsall, retired Episcopal Priest officiating. Arrangements under the direction of the CONNELL, DOW & DEYSENROTH FUNERAL HOME, Cooperstown, NY.

ZINK - Edward R., Sr. 8/2/2002
August 1, 2002. Beloved husband of Lorraine E. (Swannie); father of Linda (Bill) Farey, Deborah (Phil) Barker, James (Sue) Zink and Edward (Debra) Zink and the late Cheryl Neuner; grandfather of nine; great-grandfather of six. No prior visitation. Memorial service Saturday 10:00 from Bowmansville United Methodist Church, 5644 Genesee St., Bowmansville, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Good Days or Hospice of WNY or a charity of your choice.


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