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|ATKINSON - Roberta 'Bobbe' (nee Stackhouse)
January 17, 2003, in Buffalo, NY. Family and friends are invited to
attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 31, at 11 AM at The White Church,
65 Church St., Spencerport, NY. Interment of her ashes in Fairfield Cemetery,
BILLUE - Mabel
Of Alden, NY, entered into rest May 22, 2003, beloved daughter of the
late William and Julia Davis. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO
FUNERAL HOME (City Chapel), 102 Linwood Ave. at Summer on Tuesday from
4-6 PM. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at Holy
Cross Cemetery, 2900 South Park Ave., Lackawanna at 2 o'clock.
BOND - Frederick W., Sr.
May 22, 2003 of West Valley, NY; husband of Trilby D. (Eikenberg) and
the late Agnes (nee Hoak); father of Patricia A. Felton (late Frank), Edward
L. (Shirley) Procyshyn, Frederick W. (Penny) Bond, Jr., John W. (Melissa)
Bond and the late Elaine J. Clark; also survived by 15 grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren; brother of Viola (Lawrence) Henry. Friends may
call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME, INC.,
271 E. Main St., Springville, NY, where an Odd Fellow Service will be held
at 7:00 PM under the auspices of Orchard Park Lodge 187 I.O.O.F. followed
by a funeral service Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock.
BRANNIGAN - Gail H. (nee Bainbridge)
May 23, 2003, age 68, beloved wife of James M. Brannigan; dear mother
of Michael Brannigan, Maureen (Glenn Williams) Auld and the late John Brannigan;
grandmother of Jarrod (Nicki) Brannigan, Sean Patrick (Kathy) Brannigan,
Brian, Devon and Jesse Brannigan of Houston, TX and Joseph James Auld and
Anthony Matthew Auld; great-grandmother of J.J., Alysa, Bailee and Haley;
sister of Gerald (Fran) Bainbridge, Robert (Joan 'Bunny') Bainbridge and
Elaine (Richard) Smith; also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family
will be present to receive friends Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at
the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 569 Cleveland Dr.
where funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:45 AM and at
the Chapel of Our Lady Help of Christians Church at 11:30 AM. Friends invited.
BRETON - Alvera I. (nee Crum)
Of Lockport, NY, May 23, 2003. Beloved wife of the late Arthur V. Breton;
dear mother of Donald J. (Marilyn), William K., Paula J. Breton and the
late Arthur G. Breton; also survived by seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren
and two great-great-grandchildren; predeceased by two brothers and one
sister; also survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Memorial
services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by ERIE COUNTY CREMATION
BROWN - Bela M.
May 20, 2003. Wake services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM followed
by a 12 Noon Funeral Service at Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church, 475
Berkshire Ave. Interment St. Matthews Cemetery. Arrangements by UNITED
MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 3272 Bailey Ave.
CALL - Eleanor (Sappington)
April 25, 2003 of Cleveland, OH; formerly of Niagara Falls, NY; Age
85; wife of the late Leroy John Call Jr.; mother of Elizabeth Jones of
San Jose, CA, Roy of Cleveland Heights, OH; sister of Virginia Hogue of
Ft. Myers, FL; grandmother of five grandchildren. A memorial service will
be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 616 Cayuga Dr., Niagara Falls,
NY 14304 on Friday, May 30th at 2:00 PM. Memorials may be made to the church
or to the Alzheimer's Assn. of W.N.Y., 1284 French Rd., Depew, NY 14043.
CAMPANELLA - Charles J.
of Zephyrhills, Florida died suddenly and peacefully, Friday May 16,
2003; he is survived by his beloved wife; Gladys Mendonsa Campanella both
formerly of East Aurora, New York; father of Michael (Nancy) of East Aurora,
Robert (Patti) of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, Peter of South Wales, David
(Marlene) Mendonsa of Indiana and the late Randy (Ethel) Mendonsa; brother
of the late Epifanio (Angeline) Campanella, the late Frank (Kay) Campanella,
Carol (John) Doyle, Jane (Henry) Rogalski, and Josephine (Al) Czuprynski.
Also survived by 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial
service will be planned by the family.
CANNON - Frederick J.
May 17, 2003, beloved son of the late Frederick and Florence Cannon;
dear brother of the late Florence C. Barth and Helen C. McCarthy; also
survived by ten nieces and nephews and 12 grand-nieces and nephews. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 31, from St. Aloysius
Church, 157 Cleveland Dr. at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements
by Sauer-Lynett-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME.
CARDONA - Louis M.
May 24, 2003, of Buffalo, NY, beloved father of Margarita S. and Louis
M. III (Barbara); loving son of Luis and Marciana (nee Montalvo); devoted
grandfather of Jaime, Erik and Ari; loving brother of Jose (Lucy), Milagros
(Joseph) Kurzdorfer, Louis A. (Jackie), George A. (Dawn), Mariam, James
(Virginia), Miguel (Kathy), Carmen (Louis) Arroyo, Angel (Josephine) and
the late Edward; also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and
nephews; cherished former husband of Emma M. Rodriguez. Friends received
Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints (Michigan & Goodell Sts.) where Funeral Services will be
held Thursday at 10 AM. Arrangements by LINK-FOX COMPANY, INC. (885-1709).
CIPOLLA - June R. Lawrence
May 22, 2003 of Amherst, NY; wife of the late Russell Lawrence and Charles
Cipolla; mother of June Hooven, Gloria Orsini, Douglas Lawrence and Jerry
Lawrence; also survived by stepdaughter Dede; eight grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service Tuesday
at 7:30 PM at Eggertsville United Church of Christ, 3400 Sheridan, Amherst,
NY. Arrangements by THE HARRY A. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME INC.
CUTHBERT - David M.
Of West Seneca, NY, entered into rest May 23, 2003, beloved husband
of Ruth M. (nee Styn) Cuthbert; beloved son of the late Matthew and Hannah
(nee Leah) Cuthbert; devoted brother of the late Matthew (late Mae), Ernest
(late Dorothy), Mary (late Tony) Flynn, Mildred (late James) Willard and
William (late Evelyn) Cuthbert; also survived by many nieces, nephews and
great-nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may visit th LOMBARDO FUNERAL
HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave. on Saturday from
7-9 PM and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral will be held on
Monday morning at 8:15 o'clock and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 9 o'clock. Interment Woodlawn
Cemetery. Mr. Cuthbert was a retired bricklayer of Local #45 of 55 years.
DELANEY - James E.
April 16, 2003, brother of Mrs. Carl J. (Grace) Walters and the late
Robert and Alice VanMeer; uncle of Mrs. Jerome (Janet) Shipley, Joan Morrissey,
Richard (Teresa), Paul (Kathleen) Walters and the late Carl J. Walters
Jr., Douglas, James, Robert, Michelle Delaney, Donna and Ralph VanMeer;
survived by several great-nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass will be held
Saturday May 31st at St. Agnes Church 10 o'clock. Arrangements by GEORGE
EARSING - Frank J.
Of Alden, NY May 22, 2003. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (McCormick)
Earsing; dear father of Donna (John) Walker, Kathy Earsing, Lynn (Robert)
Monkelbaan, Bryan (fiancee Deborah) Earsing, Mary (Eugene) Nuwer, David
(Marie) Earsing and Teresa (Timothy) Howe; also survived by nine grandchildren;
brother of Norman (Joan) Earsing and the late Lorraine (Arthur) Lewandowski
and Donald (late Rita) Earsing. Mass of Christian Burial from St. John's
RC Church, Alden, NY Monday at 11:00 AM (Please assemble at church). Family
will be present at the CHARLES MEYER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 13228 Broadway,
Alden, NY, Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Flowers gratefully
declined. Memorials may be made to St. John's Church, Alden Hook and Ladder,
Roswell Park Institute or Hospice Buffalo, Inc.
FILIPOWICZ - Lillian (nee Slon)
March 27, 2003; wife of the late Eugene Filipowicz; mother of Eugene
(Zigrida), Felicia, John (Robin); also survived by four grandchildren,
Eugene, Dale, Amy and Jill. Interment at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, May 27
at 10 AM.
FISH-Cornelia (Hannon) -
October 21, 2002 in Lakeland, FL. Wife of the late Lawrence Hannon and
the late Harold W. Fish. Survived by Marilyn Fish of Williamsville, NY.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Org
for Rare Disorders, PO Box 8923, New Fairfield CT 06812.
FORBACH - Edith S. (nee Castren)
May 14, 2003. 102 years of age. Wife of the late Herbert E. Sr; dear
mother of Herbert E. Jr. (Marilyn) and the late Conrad S. (Ann); also survived
by five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A memorial service
will be held at the convenience of the family.
FRANCOFORTE - August 'Gus'
May 23, 2003, husband of Maria Teresa (Gambacorta) Francoforte; father
of Michael (Liz) Francoforte, Steven Francoforte, Angela Mazzella; grandfather
of Erica, Michael Mazzella, Jason, Jennifer, Samantha, Nicolo Francoforte;
son of the late Samuel and Anna (Pusateri) Francoforte; brother of Josephine
Cortelli, Paul (Theresa) Francoforte, Mamie (late Kenneth) Heppel, Rose
(late Sam) Sabia and the late Frank, Louis (late Louise), Salvatore 'Chuck'
(Elizabeth) Francoforte; also survived my many nieces and nephews. Family
present Sunday and Monday 5-8 PM at the PERNA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1306
Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave.), where services will be held Tuesday at
8:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Margaret's
Church at 9:30 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the American Heart Assn.
GARNETT - Elizabeth
May 18, 2003. Tuesay, May 27, Wake 11 AM, Funeral 12 Noon at Word of
Faith Church of God and Christ. 299 East Utica St. Arrangements by THOMAS
T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME, INC.
GENSLER - Ruth M. (nee Hummel)
May 23, 2003; wife of the late Irvin; dear mother of Dale (Ann Marie)
and Terry (Maureen); grandmother of Jill and Kimberly; great-grandmother
of Adam; sister of Hazel (Gene) Roetzer and Richard (Rita) Hummel; also
survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend
a memorial service at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 3 Doat at Genesee St.,
Saturday, May 31 at 11:30 AM. No prior visitation. Arrangements by the
PACER FUNERAL HOME INC.
GERTZ - James D.
May 23, 2003. Beloved husband of Rosanne (Noworyta); devoted father
of Jacob A., Aaron J., and James I. Gertz; dear son of Doris and the late
Thaddeus Gertz; dear son-in-law of Helen and the late Frank Noworyta; dear
brother of George (Sharon), David (Mary) Gertz, and Joan (Mark) Giansante;
also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services at the BUSZKA FUNERAL
HOME, INC., 2005 Clinton St. (South Ogden), Tuesday at 9 AM and at St.
Bernard Church at 9:30 AM. Mr. Gertz was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam
War, committee member and Assistant Cub Scout Leader of Pack #128, a member
of Amvets Post #72, the National Rifle Association, and the National Association
of Letter Carriers Branch #3. Visitation Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9
GULLO - Rose M.
Of Buffalo, NY, entered into rest May 21, 2003, beloved daughter of
the late Giuseppe and Fara (nee Riforgiato) Gullo; devoted sister of Anna
Pari, Josephine A. (Roger) Oehmke and the late Anthony, Russell (late Mildred)
and Frank (Cynthia) Gullo; also survived by nieces, nephews and great-nieces
and nephews. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME,
(Northtowns Chapel) 885 Niagara Falls Blvd. near Eggert/Sheridan Dr. on
Sunday and Monday from 2-4 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at St. Pius X Church, 1700 North French Rd., Getzville on Tuesday morning
at 10 o'clock. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
HALL - Sarah Ashley
Age 14 of Attica, NY, on May 23, 2003, beloved daughter of Julia Hall
of Attica and Leigh Hall of Orchard Park; sister of Angela, Nathanial and
Christopher Hall; granddaughter of Ken and Arlene Hall. Friends may call
Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at W.S. DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, Arcade. Funeral
services will be Monday at 11 AM in Attica Baptist Church, Prospect St.,
Attica. Interment in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville. Memorials may
be made to SABAH or Make-A-Wish Foundation.
HAREMZA - Dorothy F. (nee Slawiak)
May 23, 2003, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved wife of the late Arthur; dearest
mother of Patricia (Paul) Schifferle and Paul (Kathleen) Haremza; grandmother
of Paul (Kelly) Schifferle, Karen (Peter) Stachowiak, Katherine (Joseph)
Fuchs, Jason, Elizabeth Haremza, and five great-grandchildren; sister of
Irene Hagin and Norbert Slawiak; sister-in-law of Leona (Joseph) Mach;
also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive
relatives and friends Sunday 7-9 PM and Monday 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 Tuesday at 9 AM and from Queen of Martyrs
Church at 9:30 AM. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Flowers gratefully
declined. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
HORNUMG - Donald G.
May 23, 2003, beloved husband of Sylvia (Sobol); dear brother of Diane
(Robert) Hoffman, James Hornumg, David (Marilyn) Schrimmel and the late
Joan Heppel; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present
at the ORLOWSKI SUCHOCKI FUNERAL HOME, 173 Stanislaus corner Sobieski St.,
Sunday 2-7:30 PM, where a prayer service will immediately follow.
IVEY - Quandrell, Sr.
Of Buffalo, suddenly, May 19, 2003 in Las Vegas, NV, beloved husband
of Sionette (nee McInnis) Ivey. The family will receive friends Tuesday
10:00 AM. Funeral to follow at 11:00 AM at PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL,
1275 Sycamore. Directed by Brian K. Lewis.
JONES - Marilyn E. (nee Horan)
March 25, 2003, of Lackawanna, NY, daughter of the late Martin and Josephine
Bougard Horan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass
at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 115 O'Connell Ave., Tuesday, May
27 at 7:00 PM. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements by BUFFALO
NIAGARA CREMATION SERVICE, 855-1311. www.buffaloniagaracremation.com
KAYSER - Betty L.
May 19, 2003; sister of the late Walter (Clara) Kayser of Orlando, FL;
dear aunt of Walter (Leslie) Kayser of Fairport, NY and Marlene Hahn of
San Diego, CA; great aunt of Rachelle Hahn. Friends are invited to a memorial
service at St. John's Grace Episcopal Church on Thursday, July 24, 2003
at 3:00 PM. No prior visitations. Interment at Acacia Park Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the St. John's Grace Episcopal
Church, 51 Colonial Circle, Buffalo, NY 14222. Betty belonged to the 20th
Century Book Club. Arrangements by the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME INC.
KLAIBER - Howard F.
May 23, 2003, age 88, beloved husband of Virginia D. (nee Clark) Klaiber
and the late Dorothy (nee Yeates) Klaiber; son of the late Christian and
Frieda (nee Harder) Klaiber; brother of the late Herbert, Laverne, Milton,
Sylvester Klaiber and Elnora Hewson; also survived by several nieces and
nephews. The family will be present to receive friends Saturday 3-7 PM
and Sunday 2-7 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200
Sheridan Dr. (corner Hopkins) where Funeral Services will be held Monday
morning at 11:00 AM. Friends invited. Private interment in North Ridge
Cemetery, Cambria, NY. If desired, memorials may be made to Beechwood Continuing
Care, 2235 Millersport Hwy., Getzville, NY 14068.
KRAKOWIAK - Regina H. (Bakowski)
May 23, 2003, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved wife of the late Casimer S.
Krakowiak; dearest mother of Robert C. (Sandra) Krakowiak; dear grandmother
of Michelle and Lisa; sister of Aloysius (late Alice) Bakowski, late Tessie
(late Anthony) Smaczniak, Emily (late Casimer) Marek, Frank (late Bernice),
Walter Bakowski; survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service from the
BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3025 William St. near Union Rd., Cheektowaga,
Tuesday at 8:45 and in St. Stanislaus Church at 9:30. Family present Sunday
and Monday 2-4 and 7-9. Mrs. Krakowiak was a member of the St. Stanislaus
Seniors Sunshine Club, Sacred Heart Society and Rosary Society.
LAUB - Meta (nee Schiller)
May 21, 2003. Wife of the late Fritz Laub; mother of Brigitte (Alfred)
Raab and Bernie (Trish) Laub; grandmother of Christopher Laub, Marcel,
Susanne and Peter Raab; great-grandmother of Daniel, Connor and Ethan Raab.
Funeral Services will be private. Arrangements by JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL
HOME. 'May you finally rest in peace.'
LERNER - Herbert C.
May 23, 2003, age 76, beloved husband of the late Doris C. (nee Schwenker)
Lerner; dear father of Alan D. (Margaret Mary) Lerner; grandfather of Alicia
Jeffery, Marie Jeffery; Great-grandfather of Shayne and Shyanne; brother
of Bernard (Shirley) Lerner. The family will be present to receive friends
Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC.,
2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner Parker), where funeral services will be held
Monday at 10 AM. Friends invited. If desired, memorials may be made to
Hospice Buffalo, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.
LICATA - John F.
May 23, 2003, of the Town of Tonawanda, NY, beloved husband of Mary
Ann (nee Martinelli); dearest father of Anita (James) Eagan, Michele (Frank)
Ricchiazzi and Joanne (Charles) Ramey; brother of Charles (late Josephine)
and the late Michael (Josephine) and Benedict (Ernestine) Licata; loving
grandfather of six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends received
Sunday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME INC., 2909 Elmwood
Ave., (near Sheridan Dr.) and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian
Burial Tuesday morning at 9:30 in St. John the Baptist Church, Englewood
Ave., Tonawanda. Please assemble at church. Flowers gratefully declined.
Entombment Mount Olivet Cemetery.
LIPINSKI - Theodore
Of Gowanda, May 23, 2003 in Westfield, NY, survived by a daughter, Karen
(James) Smith; two sons, Richard (Ellen) and Ronald (Maggie) Lipinski;
two sisters, Helen Tackentine and Viola Loder; seven grandchildren and
one great-grandchild; predeceased by his wife, Frances (Smrke) Lipinski
and a brother, Chester Lipinski. Calling hours Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9
PM, (no calling hours on Monday) and on Tuesday from 10-11 AM from the
MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 105 East Main St., Gowanda, NY where prayer
services will be held at 11 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30
from St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Gowanda. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.
LONGBOAT - Jennie (Stevens)
Suddenly, May 23, 2003, at the age of 52 years, of the Cattaraugus Indian
Reservation. Beloved wife of Duayne Longboat; mother of Pete (Kenda) Longboat,
Jay-Nee Eppolito; grandmother of David Jr., Brian, and Olivia; sister of
Iona Lay, Delores Kaznica, Jane Stevens, Laverne (Maxine) Stevens, Darlene
Seneca, Artie Stevens, Marilyn Stevens and the late Alberta Stevens and
Mary Jane Cooper; daughter of the late Francis and Susie (Huff) Stevens;
also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the family
residence, Bush Rd., Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, where the funeral
service will be held Monday morning at 10 AM and 10:30 in the Longhouse.
Jennie was Director of Employment and Training from 1999-present for the
Seneca Nation. Arrangements by WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins.
LUX - Cornell J.
Of Lancaster, NY, May 21, 2003. Funeral services were held at the convenience
of the family. Arrangements by WENDEL AND LOECHER, INC.
MARTIN - Eddie L.
Age 71, of Buffalo, passed Wednesday, May 22, 2003 in Veteran's Hospital,
after a long illness. Born in Woodstock, AL. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran
of 23 years. He was a Senior Meter Reader for National Fuel for 13 years,
retiring in 1987. Survivors include his wife, the former Carolyn Parker;
one daughter, Deborah Martin-Kimble; three sons, Eddie Lamar, Kevin X.
and Daris M., all of Buffalo. Public visitation Tuesday 6-8 PM at PROVIDENCE
MEMORIAL CHAPELS, 1275 Sycamore St. where the family will receive friends
on Wednesday 10:00 AM. Funeral to follow at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in
Forest Lawn Cemetery. Directed by Brian K. Lewis.
McCARTHY - Joseph J.
May 22, 2003, beloved husband of the late Sara Ann 'Sally' (McCarthy);
dear father of Mark J. (Cynthia P.) of Atlanta, GA, Cynthia L. (Dr. George
N., MD) Marinides of East Amherst, Megan E. (Patrick V.) Bean of West Seneca,
NY, Caitlin M. (James E.) Lafferty of West Seneca, NY, Joseph J. (Elizabeth
G.) McCarthy of Ballston Spa, NY; loving grandfather of 15 grandchildren;
brother of Timothy J. (Joyce), Margaret (Joseph) Bauer, John J. (Dorothy)
and the late Michael J. McCarthy. Friends are invited to attend a Mass
of Christian Burial Saturday, May 31, 2003 at St. John Vianney Church at
10:30 AM. No prior visitation. Donations may be sent to Bishop Timon-St.
Jude, 601 McKinley Parkway, Buffalo 14220 in Mr. McCarthy's name. Arrangements
by the Southtowns Chapel of the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.
McCORMICK - Richard
May 21, 2003; beloved husband of Eileen (Gorican); dear father of Cynthia
(Thomas) Janus, Candace (Randy) DeWolfe and the late Rick McCormick; loving
grandfather of Amy and Andrea. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-4
and 7-9 PM at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME INC., (Southtowns Chapel)
3155 Orchard Park Road. The Funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30
AM at the Fellowship Wesleyan Church, 1645 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard
Park (Please assemble at church). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers donations may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation and/or
N.Y. Upstate Transplant Services.
MOCERI - Rev. August
Age 90, of Amherst, NY, May 23, 2003, husband of Gertrude (nee Jakat)
Moceri; father of Anne (Mark) Benzow, Paul (Maria) Moceri, Ruth (Eugene)
Whitmer and Jeanne (Paul) Ronca; also survived by 11 grandchildren and
1 great-grandchild. Family will be present to receive friends Monday 4-8
PM at the BURY & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore,
NY. Visitation 9-10 AM on Tuesday at the Expressway Assembly of God, 260
Eggert Rd., Buffalo followed by a funeral service at 10 AM. Friends invited.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Expressway Assembly
of God. Mr. Moceri was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.
NAGOWSKI - Edward Anthony
Age 84, went to the Lord on May 11, 2003; husband of the late Victoria
Nagowski; survived by his children Mary Jane (Edward) Szczesniak, Victor
(Cindy) Nagowski; grandchildren Jim (Karen) Szczesniak, Mark (Nancy) Szczesniak,
David (Jennifer) Szczesniak, Alicia and Jarod Nagowski and six great-grandchildren;
sisters-in-law Gert Nagowski and Terry Zak and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a Memorial Service at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Buffalo,
NY at 11:00 AM on May 31, 2003. Contributions in his memory may be made
to Birchwood Volunteers in Partnership at 4800 Bear Rd., Liverpool, NY
NEUMEISTER - Elmer P.
May 23, 2003, beloved husband of Philomena Neumeister (nee Tartaglione);
brother of Lorraine (late Bruce) Hammond; also survived by many nieces
and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mark's R.C.
Church Tuesday at 10 AM. Arrangements GEORGE J. ROBERTS & SONS.
OATES - Carolina E. (nee Bush)
May 22, 2003, beloved wife of the late Frederic Sr.; dear mother of
Joyce Smith, Frederic Jr. and Lynn Oates; survived by nieces and nephews.
Memorials to the Alzheimer's Assn. of WNY appreciated.
PIECHOCKI - Mary R. (nee Gurbacki)
May 22, 2003, beloved wife of the late Frank S. Piechocki; devoted mother
of Frank D. (Heddy) and Gerald R. Piechocki; loving grandmother of Nina
(Joseph) Klodzinski, Sally (Thomas) Czapla, Renee (Joseph) Nagel and Deborah
Piechocki; great-grandmother of Shawn and Rebecca Klodzinski, Jennifer,
Brittany and Jacqueline Czapla; dear sister of Angeline (Casimir) Maslanka;
predeceased by four brothers and one sister. Funeral services at the BUSZKA
FUNERAL HOME INC., 2005 Clinton St., (corner S. Ogden) Tuesday at 9 AM
and at St. Casimir Church at 9:30 AM. Visitation Sunday and Monday 2-4
and 7-9 PM.
PRIVITERA - Charles J.
May 24, 2003, of North Collins, NY, beloved husband of Vera (Empringham)
Privitera; father of Charles (Cathy) Privitera and Gail (Stephen) Ellsworth;
grandfather of eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; brother
of Giro Privitera and the late Grace Golden. Friends may call Monday evening
from 7-9 PM and Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME,
10634 Main St. (Rte. 62), North Collins, NY where the funeral services
will be held Tuesday evening at 8 PM. Mr. Privitera was a charter life
member of the William R. Dils VFW Post #199, charter member of the North
Collins Emergency Squad, exempt member of the North Collins Volunteer Fire
Department, former member of the North Collins Police Department, a retiree
of the NYS Dept. of Transportation and a decorated WWII veteran.
PROCTOR - James H.
May 22, 2003 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved father of Richard (Kim), James
(Amelia), Lynn (Daniel) Mitchell and David (Dawn) Proctor; former husband
of Marilyn Stephens; also survived by nine grandchildren. Friends received
at the LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC, S-4199 Lakeshore Rd (corner
Camp Rd & Route 5), Hamburg 627-2919. Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Charles A. Castiglia,
QUICK - Edith
May 23, 2003, predeceased by her husband, Arthur D. and her son, Arthur
S.; survived by her son, Robert J. (Liz) Quick, daughter-in-law Gerry Quick,
seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. No prior visitation.
Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 27, 9:15 AM, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, 20 Herkimer St. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Arrangements,
ALVAH HALLORAN & SON.
ROSS - Charles A. Sr.
May 23, 2003. Husband of the late Gert Lewis Ross; father of Charles
A. (Donna) Ross Jr. and Janice (Dr. Majeed) Khatri; grandfather of Eric,
Nicole, Asma, Kaneez and Sarah; brother of Charlotte (Earl) McDonald and
the late Arthur and Albert Ross. Friends may call Sunday 7-9, Monday 2-4
and 7-9 at LOOMIS, OFFERS & LOOMIS, INC. MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1820 Seneca
St. where funeral will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM. Mr. Ross was a retired
Buffalo Fire Fighter and a Veteran of WW II. Memorials to Hospice Buffalo,
RUEHL - Elizabeth H. (nee Gracz)
Suddenly, May 23, 2003, of Hamburg, NY, wife of the late Robert E. Ruehl,
Sr.; beloved mother of Betty Ann (David) Wilson, Patricia (Walter) Kurnik
and Robert (Susan) Ruehl, Jr.; cherished companion of Sylvester Lepsch;
also survived by six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces and
nephews. Friends received at the LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC.,
S-4199 Lakeshore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5), Hamburg, 627-2919,
Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where funeral services will be held Wednesday at
8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Lake
Church at 9:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Charles A. Castiglia, Director.
RUSSO - Margaret L. (Nigro)
May 23, 2003, wife of the late Matthew J. Russo Sr.; mother of Roslyn
P. (Edward) Venditti, Matthew J. (Patricia) Russo Jr. and Renee (Thomas)
Villa; sister of Anthony (Shirley) Nigro, Marie (Dominic) Puliafito, Kitty
(Brownie) Koscielny and Bernard (Cynthia) Nigro; also survived by six grandchildren.
The family will present to receive friends Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at BEACH-TUYN
FUNERAL HOME INC., 5541 Main St. at Cayuga Rd., Williamsville, where services
will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, followed by a Mass of Christian
Burial in Christ the King Church at 9:30. Friends are invited.
SAELZLER - Michele C.
May 24, 2003; beloved daughter of the late Francis and Ruth (Lindamer)
Saelzler; dear sister of James, Richard (late Joanne), late David, Francis
(Deborah), Paul and Norman (Chris); survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation
with the family at the EDWARD J. CICHON FUNERAL HOME, 4929 Broadway, Depew,
Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 where a funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM immediately
following afternoon visitation. Relatives and friends invited. Michele
was the Vice President of Local #1416.
SCHILLER - Florence C. (Bednarz)
Of West Seneca, NY May 23, 2003; beloved wife of the late Robert N.
Schiller; dearest mother of Robert M. (Diane), Ronald (Anne), Kenneth and
Ann Marie (Mark) Stang; dear sister of Wanda (late Joseph) Gurecki, Michaeline
(late Stanley) Paryz and the late Edward Bednarz; also survived by nine
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services
Tuesday at 8:30 AM from the (Blasdell/Lackawanna Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR
FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3450 South Park Ave. (-1/2 mile N. of Lake Ave.) and
at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 9:00. Interment in Holy Cross
Cemetery. Friends are invited. Family present Sunday and Monday 2-4 and
SCHULZ - Susan A. (nee Dendler)
Of Orchard Park, NY, unexpectedly, May 24, 2003, loving mother of Kelly
A. and Michael P. Schulz; cherished grandmother of Joseph, Thomas, Brian
and Andrew McLeary; sister of Gregory (Jolene) and Patrick (Rita) Dendler
and the late Kathleen Ball. No prior visitation. Services held at the convenience
of the family. Arrangements by the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL, INC.
SCHWARZKOPF - Dolores
May 23, 2003, dearest mother of Francis and Kenneth (Carolynn) Gerner;
grandmother of Katie; sister of Raymond, Ruth, Daniel and the late Robert;
also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive
relatives and friends Tuesday 6-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL
HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.)
SCHWEICKERT - Inez M.
(nee Underberg) May 22, 2003, of Springville, NY, wife of the late Charles
H. (Schweickert); mother of Edith (Kenneth) Kazmark, Mary T. Schweickert
and Daniel J. (Juli) Schweickert; also survived by four grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren; sister of Leona (Laurence) Rucker, Sister St.
Edward, Irma (Robert) Nunweiler, Margaret Wagner, Mary (Edwin) Kruze, Joseph
(Mabel), Albert (Betty) Underberg, Alberta (Ray) Hanel, Agnes (Charles)
Wendling and the late Evelyn Schweikert, Ruth Ott, Angeline Ott and Theresa
Wagner. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL
FUNERAL HOME, INC., 271 E. Main St., Springville, NY. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:30 from St. Aloysius Church, Springville.
Please assemble at church. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Aloysius
Regional School or the American Cancer Society.
SHENTON - James E.
May 22, 2003, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Houghton) Shenton;
devoted father of David (Sheryl) Shenton and Richard (Terry) Shenton; grandfather
of Kimberly (Ryan) Smith, Michelle (Robert) Shuck, James Shenton, Christine
Shenton and four great-grandchildren; brother of Claude Shenton. Friends
may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480
Kensington Ave., Amherst. Private graveside service at Mt. Albion Cemetery
Wednesday. Friends are welcome to attend a memorial service Saturday, May
31 at 2 PM at Christ United Methodist Church. Flowers are declined. Memorials
may be made to the Beechwood Blocher Foundation, The Erie Community College
Scholarship Foundation or Christ United Methodist Church.
SISTER MARY EUSTACE CSSF -
Felician Sisters Congregation Rose Symeon May 24, 2003, of Cheektowaga,
NY, beloved daughter of the late John and Mary (nee Gesicki); sister of
the late Joseph and Theodore Symeon, Nellie Zebrowski, Katie Sobotka, Sophia
Grabowski and Helen Dack; also survived by nieces and nephews. Felician
Sisters and family will be present to receive relatives and friends Monday
2-4 and 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-5 PM. Transfer of Sister from the Convent
to the Convent Chapel, Tuesday at 5 PM. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday
at 9 AM at the Villa Maria Convent Chapel, 600 Doat St. Interment in St.
Stanislaus Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Villa Maria Convent. Arrangements
by PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME.
SIWICKI - Katherine L. (nee Jones)
'Cappie' Of Buffalo, NY, entered into rest May 20, 2003, beloved wife
of the late Theodore Siwicki; devoted mother of Wayne (Grace) Siwicki;
cherished grandmother of Eric and Wayne Jr. Siwicki; loving daughter of
the late John Paul and Kathryn (nee Linton) Jones; dear sister of the late
Paul Jones. No prior visitation. Private funeral services were held at
the convenience of the family. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Siwicki
was an army Veteran of WW II. Arrangements by LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME.
SOOS - James L., Sr.
May 22, 2003, beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Mariano) Soos; devoted
father of James L. (Karen) Soos, Jr.; dearest son of Virginia (Majszak)
and the late John Soos; brother of Robert Soos; grandfather of Matthew
Soos. Friends may call Sunday, 7-9, and Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 at VICTORIAN
PARK, 4199 Lakeshore Rd. (corner Camp Rd.) (same location as Lakeside Memorial
Home) where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8:45 followed by a
Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Basilica at
9:30. Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions may be made to the Western
New York Chapter of the American Diabetes Foundation, Donald A. Doino,
SPARER - Lois M.
May 24, 2003 of Fredonia NY, formerly of Orchard Park, NY. Beloved daughter
of the late Henry C. and Florence N. Sparer; loving sister of Lorraine
Albrecht of Clovis, CA, Eleanor Newton of Costa Mesa, California, Vernon
(Shirley) Sparer, Doris (Norman) Tibbetts of Anchorage, Alaska, and the
late Nelson Sparer. Family and friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM
at the HOY FUNERAL HOME INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, where a funeral
service will be held Wednesday morning at 11 AM. Friends invited.
STRENG - Rev. Msgr. James E.
May 24, 2003, son of the late Edward and Mary (McGuire) Streng; brother
of Adair (late Edwin) Holroyd and Lois (James) Duggan; also survived by
several nieces, nephews and members of the Streng and McGuire families;
friend of Shirley Blessing. Friends may call at the ROBERTS & DENGLER
FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst (one mile north of Maple Rd.
just beyond Roll Rd.) Tuesday 5-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
held at Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence, Wednesday at
11:00 AM. Most Rev. Henry Mansell, Bishop of Buffalo, officiating. Burial
in St. Patrick Cemetery, Crittenden, NY.
SZANYI - Mary T.
May 23, 2003, of the Town of Tonawanda, NY, beloved wife of Donald;
mother of Helen (Craig) Marcheson, Mary and Michael Szanyi; also survived
by several grandchildren; sister of Daniel Clancy. Friends may call Sunday
7-9 and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT INC. FUNERAL HOME,
3290 Delaware Ave. where funeral services will be held Tuesday morning
at 10:45. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Timothy's R.C. Church at 11:30.
VACCARO - Rose T. (nee Ruggiero)
May 23, 2003, age 83, beloved wife of the late Santo 'Sandy' Vaccaro;
dear mother of Carmille (Samuel) Mercurio, Leonard Vaccaro and Sandra (Jaye)
Trapasso; grandmother of Mark Mercurio, Britni Trapasso, Breean Trapasso
and Brandi Trapasso; sister of Ann Sardo, Mae Cretacci and the late Frank
(Lena) Ruggiero and Mary Sparacino; also survived by nieces and nephews.
The family will be present to receive friends Monday evening 7-9 PM at
the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner
Parker), where funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 AM and
at St. John the Baptist Church (Englewood Ave.) at 10:45 AM. Flowers gratefully
VALENTA - Vittorio
May 22, 2003 Beloved husband of the late Celestina Milani Valenta; dear
father of Olga Valenta and Rita (Giuseppe) Marchese; grandfather of Luisa,
Daniela, Anna Cerrato, Joseph, Linda Marchese, and the late Domenico Cerrato;
great-grandfather of Amanda, Eltaher and Victor Sweeney. Friends may call
Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the STEPHAN-BURNS FUNERAL HOME INC., 266
East Street at Austin where services will be held Tuesday at 9 AM and in
St. John the Baptist Church (Hertel Ave) at 9:30 AM. Interment Ridgelawn
WANDEL - Edward J.
May 24, 2003, of Amherst, NY, husband of Mary M. Wandel and the late
Florentine Wandel; father of Mark Wandel (Gloria), Paul Wandel (Betty),
Margaret Marx (Gary), the late Peter Wandel, Marylee Zoratti (John), Paul
Kadzik (Jan), Kathleen Martin and Nancy Stengel (Mark); also survived by
11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother of Adele Kross,
Natalie Mack (Ed) and the late Joseph and John Wandel. Friends may call
Monday 6-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the HARRY A. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL
HOME, INC., 280 Grover Cleveland Hwy. at N. Bailey where services will
be held Wednesday at 9:30 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Benedict's
Church at 10 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired,
memorials to Sr. of St. Francis, 4421 Lower River Rd., Stella Niagara,
NY 14144 or Hospice Foundation would be appreciated.
WEAVER - Diane L.
May 23, 2003, of Brooklandville, MD, daughter of the late Joseph and
Eleanor McDonald Militello; wife of Gary E. Weaver; mother of Edward (Ann)
Weaver of Rushford, NY, Glenn (Mary Beth) Weaver of North Tonawanda, NY
and Alicia Weaver of Red Lion, PA; survived by two grandchildren; sister
of Edward Militello of Amherst, NY; survived by several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may gather from 1-3 PM on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at KOPLER-WILLIAMS
FUNERAL HOME, Fillmore, NY where Funeral Services will follow calling hours
at 3:00 PM in the funeral home. Burial will be in White Cemetery, Rushford,
WOOLGAR - Hilda Maud (Jeffries)
Born in Portsmouth, England, 1904, age 99 years. Beloved wife of the
late William A. Woolgar; cherished daughter of the late Richard William
and Florence Sarah (Gallant) Jefferies; stepdaughter of the late George
Boothby of Collingwood, Ontario; mother of Paul (Helen) of Kaslo, B.C.,
Joan (Donald) Kabel and Richard (Grace) Woolgar; also survived by 12 grandchildren;
22 great-grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; great-grandmother
of the late Christopher David Woolgar. Friends may call Saturday, May 31
at Woodside Methodist Church, 675 Abbott Rd., 10 AM to 12 Noon, where funeral
service will be held immediately after visitation at 12 Noon. Mrs. Woolgar
was a 67-year member of Woodside Methodist Church, Henderson Married Couples
Class, Prime Timers, Ruth and Rebecca Circles, Buelah Chapter #176 OES
(service Saturday 9:30 AM), St. Ambrose Senior Citizens, P.S. 72 PTA, and
other organizations. Mrs. Woolgar taught fourth and fifth grade at Collingwood,
Ontario Connaught School before moving to the United States in 1933. Arrangements
by LOOMIS, OFFERS & LOOMIS, INC.
WYDRA - Stephen M.
Age 48, formerly of Buffalo, NY, May 13, 2003, in Winter Park, FL, son
of Barbara I. Adams of Winter Park; brother of Donald C. Wydra of Tucson,
AZ and Michael T. Wydra of Clarence, NY. Mr. Wydra was an avid inventor
and former Vice-President of Inventors Council of Central Florida. He earned
numerous awards at the Palm Beach Society of American Inventors Inc. Conventions.
ZIOBRO - Joseph R.
Of Hamburg, NY, formerly of Lackawanna, NY. Suddenly, May 24, 2003. Beloved husband of Barbara A. (Fik) Ziobro; dearest father of Cheryl Barnes, Deborah, Roger (Lori), Alan, and Jeffrey Ziobro; son of the late Stanley and Genevieve Ziobro; dear brother of Stanley (Jean), John (Marcia), and Robert (Louise) Ziobro; also survived by 7 grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Wednesday at 8:45 AM from the (Blasdell/Lackawanna Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3450 South Park Ave. (1/2 mile north of Lake Ave.), and at St. Michael the Archangel Church at 9:30. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends are invited. Mr. Ziobro was a member of the American Legion Matthew Glab Post #1477. Flowers graciously declined. Family present Sunday 7-9 and Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9.