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ATKINSON - Roberta 'Bobbe' (nee Stackhouse)
5/25/2003

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, Spencerport.
 

BILLUE - Mabel
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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 SERVICE, 824-6435.
 

BROWN - Bela M.
5/25/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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
5/25/2003

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.
5/24/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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 J. ROBERTS.
 

EARSING - Frank J.
5/23/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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) -
5/25/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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'
5/25/2003

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
5/25/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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 PM.
 

GULLO - Rose M.
5/24/2003

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
5/25/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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.
5/24/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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.
5/24/2003

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
5/25/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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
5/23/2003

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
5/25/2003

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
5/25/2003

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 13088.
 

NEUMEISTER - Elmer P.
5/25/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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)
5/24/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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, Director.
 

QUICK - Edith
5/25/2003

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.
5/24/2003

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, Inc.
 

RUEHL - Elizabeth H. (nee Gracz)
5/25/2003

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)
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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)
5/24/2003

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 7-9.
 

SCHULZ - Susan A. (nee Dendler)
5/25/2003

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
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

(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.
5/24/2003

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 -
5/25/2003

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)
5/25/2003

'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.
5/25/2003

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, Director.
 

SPARER - Lois M.
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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. Friends invited.
 

VACCARO - Rose T. (nee Ruggiero)
5/25/2003

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 declined.
 

VALENTA - Vittorio
5/25/2003

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 Cemetery.
 

WANDEL - Edward J.
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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, NY.
 

WOOLGAR - Hilda Maud (Jeffries)
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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.
5/25/2003

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.


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