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AVELLINO - Lucy (nee Mascia)
1/1/2003

December 30, 2002, wife of Charles Carlo Avellino; mother of Florence (William) Hintz; grandmother of Christina Hintz, Samantha Red; great-grandmother of Ramona Red, Mya Townsend; sister of Rose (late Jerry) Rizzo and the late Martin (Katherine), Angelo (Mildred), Daniel (Beverly) Mascia, Mary (late Vincent) Giamo, Anna (late Joseph) Palma; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family present to receive friends Thursday only 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the PERNA FUNERAL HOME INC., 1306 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave.), where services will be held Friday at 8:45 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Holy Spirit Church (Dakota Ave.) at 9:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.



BAILEY - Delores 'Dee Baby'
1/1/2003

Age 58, on Friday, December 27, 2002 after a brief illness; survived by her husband Raymond Bailey; parents Mr. and Mrs. Lewis C. Smith; brothers, Ernest Williams Jr., and the late Willie James Williams and a sister the late Essie Mae Cobb; aunt of Rosemary Watson, Cynthia Williams, Eddie James Williams, Ernest Anthony Williams, Ernestine Williams and Ayisha Lynette Williams; great-aunt of Mawusi K. Watson (Anna), Nickolas J. Walker, Sara E. Watson, Devonique Williams and Damien Williams. Friends and relatives may call Thursday 10 AM-5 PM at the H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY, INC., 968 Jefferson Avenue. Wake will be held at 11 AM Friday January 3rd followed by funeral services at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1184 Genesee Street, Buffalo, Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.



BAILEY - John D.
1/1/2003

December 14, 2002; beloved son of Doris C. and the late James W. Bailey, Sr., dear brother of Thomas L. Bailey, Barry (Tonya) Brooks, M.D., James W. Bailey, Jr., Christine Bailey and the late Candace Mitchell. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present on Thursday from 11 AM -12 PM at the (Delaware Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1132 Delaware Avenue (near W. Ferry St.) where funeral services will follow at 12 noon. Friends invited.



BEDNARSKI - Rita A.
1/1/2003

December 18, 2002; sister of Raymond and Marge Bednarski and Regina Wargin. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Church, 91 Dakota Ave. on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM. Arrangements by JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME.



BISHOP - Michael W.
12/31/2002

December 29, 2002, beloved husband of Marjorie (Kraska) Bishop; devoted father of Michael, Daniel, Nicole, Steven, Marjorie Ann and Andrew; loving grandfather of Michael; dearest son of Ruth (Omar) Hallman and the late Irvin C. Bishop; also survived by brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Funeral services at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2005 Clinton St. (corner of South Ogden) Thursday at 9 AM, and at St. Bernard Church at 9:30 AM. Visitation Wednesday only, 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



BOCK - Roger P.
1/1/2003

December 31, 2002, husband of Elaine Glose Bock; father of Kathleen (Peter) Fitch, Shelly (Thomas) Madill and Robin (Joseph) Shifflet; papa of Molly Rose, Peter Edward, Jamie Ann, Carly Rose, Joseph Roger and Cal Jacob; brother of the late Walter (Marilyn) Bock; step-brother of Marilyn (Andy) Kreuzer; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd., Amherst, (between Niagara Falls Blvd. and N. Bailey), where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to WNY Baseball Hall of Fame, c/o 538 Capen Blvd., Eggertsville, NY 14226.



BRAUCH - June
1/1/2003

In Bradenton, FL, December 28, 2002, wife of the late John Brauch; sister of Genevieve McQuillin and the late Eldred Danner; niece of Elsie Schnaufer. Family will receive friends Thursday 7-8:30 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, NY where funeral services will be held Thursday at 8:30 PM. Arrangements by KEITH E. RAPIN.



CHMURA - John L. Jr.
1/1/2003

Suddenly December 28, 2002 of Bakersfield, CA; formerly of Hamburg, NY; beloved father of Kristen, Kevin and Jonathan Chmura; former husband of Kathleen (nee Quinn) Chmura; loving son of Rose and the late John L. Chmura Sr.; cherished brother of David (Maria), Arthur (Joann), Michael (Michelle) and James (Mary Jo) Chmura; dearest friend of Mary K. Mahoney; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received at the LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., S-4199 Lakeshore Rd. (corner of Camp Rd. and Rt. 5), Hamburg, ( 627-2919), Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Lakeview, Friday at 11:00 AM. Please assemble at church. CHARLES A. CASTIGLIA, Director.



CONKLIN - Joyce I. (nee Taggart)
12/31/2002

December 29, 2002, of Tonawanda, NY; beloved wife of the late Allen J. Conklin; dear mother of Catherine (Henry) Carney, Patricia (Joseph) Dembrosky, John, Michele (John) Barile and the late Michael Conklin; sister of Marjorie Rooney, Mary Jo (Robert) Brewer, Thomas (Dorothy), Robert (Barbara) , William (Sara) Taggart and the late Jack (Pat) Taggart and Patricia McGray; also survived by ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT, INC. FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave., where funeral services will be held Friday at 9:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Sacrament Church (Claremont Ave.) at 10. Memorial contributions may be made to Buffalo Hospice Foundation.



FINK - William H.
1/1/2003

Of Gasport, NY, December 30, 2002 at Inter-Community Memorial Hospital, Newfane, NY, husband of Helen M. Fink; father of Kenneth I.P. (Laurie) Fink of Bergen, NY, Ellen S. (Brian) Makey of Orchard Park, NY, Elaine K. (Michael) Barnett of Gasport, NY, Esther J. (Frank) Nowak of Brockport, NY and Timothy P. Fink of the Bronx, NY; grandfather of 22; brother of Theodore J. (Nancy) Fink of Gasport, NY. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the BATES, WALLACE & HEATH FUNERAL HOME, 38 State St., Middleport and Friday from 10 AM - 11 AM at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Wolcottsville, NY, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 AM, the Rev. Edward Meyer officiating. Burial in Hartland Central Cemetery, Gasport, NY. Memorials to St. Michael's Lutheran Church Music Fund.



FITEK - Eleanora A.
12/31/2002

December 29, 2002, beloved wife of the late Henry; dear mother of Henry (Theresa), Sophie (Carl) Baj and Joanne (Gregory) Kincaide; grandmother of Diana (Thomas) Ray, John, Daniel, Aniela and Adam; survived by many brothers and sisters in Poland. Family and friends may call Thursday only 2-8 PM at ST. JOHN'S FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1456 Broadway (892-4600) where services will be held Friday 9:15 and at 9:30 at St. John Kanty Church. Eleanora was a member of the Polish Veterans #33 and Lechici.



FLURY - Charles E.
1/1/2003

Of Hamburg, NY, December 31, 2002, beloved husband of Doris M. (Bliemeister); loving father of Katherine D. (Byron) Belknap, Charlotte R. (Jeffrey) Terwilliger, Barbara J. (late Gregory) Campbell and Ruth L. Flury; grandfather of Christopher Belknap, Michael C. Campbell and Jason E. Carnevale; brother of Sr. Catherine Flury and the late Joseph and Edward Flury. The family will receive friends Thursday 2-4 and 7-8 PM at the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., E. Quaker St., Orchard Park. Services following at 8 PM. Friends invited. Memorials made to Buffalo Hospice, Inc.



FRANCESCHINI - Ann M. (nee Saviola)
1/1/2003

December 30, 2002, age 89, beloved wife of the late Louis G. Franceschini; daughter of the late John and Enrica (nee DiPirro) Saviola; dear sister of Carmella LaSpesa, Virginia 'Ginny' Gentile, Theresa Mirti and the late Eugene Saviola and Joseph Saviola; sister-in-law of Irgida Saviola and the late John LaSpesa, Adolph Gentile, Fay Mirti and Laura Saviola and Elda and Guido Betti; also survived by many precious nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SAUER-LYNETT AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1933 Kensington Ave. where funeral services will be held Friday at 9:15 AM and at St. Lawrence Church at 10 AM. Friends invited.



FRANK - Stanley J.
1/1/2003

December 28, 2002, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved husband of 59 years to Dorothy L. (nee Wrest); dearest father of Christine Frank (Hans Brendel) and Alice (Salvatore) Carbone; grandfather of Martina and Daniel Brendel, and Melissa Carbone; brother of the late Mildred Frank. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Thursday, 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 Friday at 8:30 AM, and from Mother of Divine Grace Church at 9 AM. Entombment, St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association.



FUERTER - Ralph P.
1/1/2003

Of East Amherst, NY, December 30, 2002, beloved husband of Joyce (nee Knott); dearest father of Susan (Philip) Latona, Matthew, Erich (Renee) and Mark; grandfather of Vincent Latona, Matt Blake, Pierce, Isabella and Elise Fuerter. Funeral service Saturday, 10 AM from URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 6685 Transit Rd. and in St. Mary's Church, Swormville at 10:30 AM. Visitation Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9.



FUNIGIELLO - Anthony J.
12/31/2002

Of Orchard Park, NY, December 29, 2002, beloved husband of Antoinette T. Funigiello; loving father of Vincent J. (Mary) and Frank Funigiello; grandfather of Anthony L. and Jeffrey R., Nicole A. and Erica J. Funigiello; brother of August, Joseph, Mary and Rose. A prayer service will be held Thursday, 9 AM at the F. E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., E. Quaker St., Orchard Park, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Nativity of Our Lord Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Memorials may be made to Buffalo Hospice, Inc.



GOJEVIC - Mato
1/1/2003

December 30, 2002 of Lackawanna, NY; beloved husband of Lucy (nee Gojevic); dearest father of Stephen (Gail); grandfather of Katie, Allison, Joseph, Matthew and Mary Grace; son of the late Mijo and Bozica (nee Slavic) Gojevic; brother of Frane, Tomica, Matija, Anjelija, Pera and Lucija; also survived by nieces and nephews. Services from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY Friday morning at 9 AM, and from Our Lady of Bistrica Church at 9:30 AM. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



HARP - Dorothy L. (Donahue)
1/1/2003

(nee Busch) December 29, 2002, age 84, of West Seneca, NY, beloved wife of the late James P. Sr.; dearest mother of James (Barbara) Donahue and the late Nancy (Jerry) Heaton; step-mother of James P. Jr. (Lucille), David E. (Mary Ann) and Paul L. (Kathy) Harp; survived by 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; sister of June Zimmer (Robert) and Raymond Busch (June); former wife of the late Wesley Donahue; also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 11 AM at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 6595 East Quaker Rd., Orchard Park. Friends and relatives are invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made to Camp Good Days & Special Times or Hospice.



HOHL - Earl F.
12/31/2002

December 29, 2002, beloved husband of Doris (Rode); dear father of Dennis E. (Susan), Beverly (Robert) Swyers, and Linda Andrews; grandfather of Kristin Hopp, Brian Swyers, both of California, Jessica and Christopher Andrews; brother of Ronald J. Hohl of California. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service Thursday at 6:30 PM at St. Paul's U.C.C. Church, 49 Indian Church Rd. No prior visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by SIECK & MAST.



JORDAN - Dorothy R. (nee Becker)
1/1/2003

December 30, 2002, after a lengthy illness with Alzheimer's, beloved wife of Roy A. Jordan Sr.; beloved mother of Dawn (Richardo Paoletti) Jordan, Grace (late Nabil Ibrahem) Jordan, Roy (Patricia) Jordan Jr., Michael (Elizabeth) Jordan; grandmother of Brendan, Ariana, Kelley, Jason, Meghan, Jacquelyn, Katie Rose, Shawn, Daniel, Eric, Rebecca; dear sister of the late Edward Becker, Rita (Jim) Daley, Howard (Jean), Lester Becker, Betty (Joseph) Morris, Marie (George) Bandle, Robert Becker; sister-in-law of Edna, Emily and Sonya Becker. There will be no prior visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 10:45 AM from St. Gregory the Great Church (Maple and St. Gregory Ct.), followed by a reception. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association of WNY, 1284 French Rd., Depew, NY 14043. Arrangements by the AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC.



JOZWIAK - Irene A. (Wojciechowski)
12/31/2002

December 30, 2002, after a lengthly illness at the Waters of Aurora Park; formerly of Sloan, NY. Beloved wife of the late John F.; dearest mother of Robert (Gail) of Florida, Arlene (Henry) Fronckowiak and Arthur (Barbara) of Florida; loving grandmother of Diane, Michael, Brian and Mark; also survived by six great-grandchildren; predeceased by two brothers and one sister; survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Rd., Cheektowaga (2 blocks south of William St.) Thursday morning at 9:30 and at St. Andrews Church at 10. Interment in St. Adalberts Cemetery, Cheektowaga. Family present Tuesday 7-9, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9.



KASPERCZYK - Frederick A.
12/31/2002

December 29, 2002; beloved husband of the late Jean F. (nee Ronkowski); brother of Stanley (Cecelia) Kasper, Charlotte Repeta and the late Joseph Kasperczyk, Eugene Kasper, Walter Kasperczyk and Thaddeus Kasper. The family will be present on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd.) where funeral services will be held Thursday 9:15 AM and from St. Edmunds Church at 10 AM. Mr. Kasperczyk was a Veteran of WW II. Flowers gratefully declined.



KILIAN - Rev. John
1/1/2003

of Buffalo December 28, 2002. Retired Chaplain, Attica Correctional Facility; son of the late Casimer and Helen (Worosz) Kilian; brother of Arthur (Fiorenza), Adrian (Anne), Daniel (Sally), Sr. Cynthia, CSSF and Bernard Kilian and the late Natalie (Michael) Gorman. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to join the family for The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church (Delaware Ave. near West Utica) Friday at 10:30 A.M.. His Excellency, Most Rev. Henry Mansell, D.D., Bishop of Buffalo, Principal Celebrant. Arrangements by the NORMAN E. GANNON & SONS, INC. FUNERAL HOME, 1075 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna (824-4000)



KISKER - Nora M. (Cole)
1/1/2003

December 31, 2002, loving companion of 26 years to Myron Maunz; dearest mother of Edward (Jean) Metlak Jr., Wanda (Fred) Raymond, Ann Marie (Bill) Witkopf, Joanne (David) Pers, Joseph (Marlene) Metlak and Linda (Brian) Lange; also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No prior visitation. Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by LOOMIS, OFFERS & LOOMIS, INC. MEMORIAL CHAPEL.



KRALL - Frank M.
1/1/2003

Age 88 of Gowanda. December 30, 2002. Husband of Mary; father of Mrs. Allen (Yvonne) Scherer and Jackie Krall of Buffalo; grandfather of Emily Anne Scherer and Allen J. Scherer III; brother of Joseph Krall of Lawtons and Harry Krall of San Jose, CA and Mary Krall of Gowanda and the late Jack and Anthony. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 4th at 11 AM from the St. Joseph's RC Church, Gowanda. Memorials may be made to Gowanda Ambulance or the St. Joseph's RC Church. Arrangements are by the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda.



KROFF - Marie L. (nee Tomaka)
1/1/2003

December 31, 2002. Beloved wife of John J. Kroff; dear sister of Louise (late Conrad) Bloom, Stanley, Mary, Edward, Benny (Betty), Eleanor (Arthur) Szpara, Alice (Richard) Dombrowski and the late Peter and Joseph Tomaka; sister-in-law of Florence Tomaka; aunt of many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will receive friends at the CHARLES McMAHON FUNERAL HOME INC., 982 Abbott Rd., Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:00 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Martin's Church (1140 Abbott Rd.) at 9:30 AM.



KUZIEWICZ - John
12/31/2002

December 30, 2002, of Lackawanna, NY, beloved husband of Mildred A. 'Molly' (nee Deren) Jaworski; dearest step-father of Geri (late Robert) Shaw, William (Fran) Jaworski and Ronald (Liz) Jaworski; grandfather of nine; great-grandfather of 14; also survived by nieces and nephews. Chapel Service from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY Thursday morning at 9:30. Mr. Kuziweicz was a member of the Polish Veterans Post #33 and Ford UAW Local #897. Flowers gratefully declined. Visitation Wednesday 2-4, 7-9.



LaCOE - James W.
1/1/2003

Age 62, of Cranberry Twp., PA, formerly of Buffalo, died Monday, December 30, 2002. Mr. LaCoe worked for US Airways for 41 years. He was past-president elect of the Amherst North Rotary. He is survived by wife Kerin A. (Wallace) LaCoe; two daughters Laurie A. Pass of Union Dale, PA and Michelle L. Kieffer of Glenwood, NY; two sisters Lois A. Todd and Linda M. Shuma, both of Forest City, PA; also survived by three grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 PM Thursday at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, 324 E. Grandview Ave, Zelienople, PA. A Blessing Service will be 11 AM Friday at the funeral home.



LANG - Betty Jane (Jones)
1/1/2003

December 30, 2002; Age 77; wife of the late Raymond C. Lang Sr.; mother of Faith (late Edwin) Haungs, Raymond C. (Gail) Lang Jr., Marion (Donald) Kisker, Gerhard Lang and Norma (Scott) Trapper; daughter of the late Edward J. and Marion L. Demming Jones; grandmother of Edwin Jr. and Charles Haungs, Jonathan Lang, Jessica Lang (Alex) Grigorenko, Heather and Nicole Kisker, Patrick and Daniel Trapper; sister of Edward (late Phyllis) Jones, Constance (late Edward) Luce and the late Thomas (late Carolyn), Franklin (late Madge), Marion Jones, Susan (late George) Gund, Norma (late Lewis) Snabon, and Faith Jones. The family will be present to receive friends Thursday 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC., 5541 Main St. (at Cayuga Rd) Williamsville, where funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Friends are invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations to Hospice Buffalo Inc.



LASCHINGER - Norman G., P.E.
12/31/2002

December 30, 2002; age 70. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Siefert) Laschinger; dear father of Karen (Kenneth) Coyle, Michael (Donna) Laschinger, Diane (Robert) DiNino, Joseph (Lynn) Laschinger and Robert (Lisa) Laschinger; grandfather of Rachel, Kurt, Renee, Alex, Christopher and Ryan; son of Mary (nee Neckermann) and the late George Laschinger; brother of Walter (late Patricia) Laschinger and Ann (Gary) Gregoire. The family will be present to receive friends Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Lancaster-Depew Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6050 Transit Rd., where funeral services will be held Friday at 9:15 AM and at St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 10 AM. Friends invited.



LENNERT - Anthony J. Jr.
12/31/2002

December 30, 2002; brother of Emil and the late Wanda (late Robert Soldaczewski) Lennert; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks east of Dick Rd) Friday 10:30 AM and St. John Kanty Church at 11:00 AM. Friends invited, family present Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mr. Lennert was a Vietnam War Veteran, Past Commander of East Lovejoy Post 1306, Voiture 40&8, Corkers Club, VFW Leonard Post Junior Post. Donations to Excalibur Leisure Skills Center, 90 North Drive, Buffalo 14216



MARKHAM - Rev. Dr. Don C.
1/1/2003

December 28, 2002; Pastor of Trinity UCC (Cheektowaga) and Chaplain of VA Hospital; beloved husband of Helen Schafer Markham; father of Don C. (Michelle) Markham Jr., and Helen (Jeffrey) Timerman; grandfather of Spencer J. and Rebekah Timerman; brother of Vera Maitland and Herbert Markham. Funeral service from CARLTON A. ULLRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC, 855 Englewood Ave., Saturday at 10 AM, preceded by Grand Commandrey Service. Rev. Dr. Markham was an active member of numerous Masonic organizations on local, State and National levels. A Masonic service will be held Friday 7:30 PM. Family present Thursday & Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM.



MILLER - Glenn Budd
1/1/2003

Of Lewiston, NY, December 30, 2002, age 83, husband of Shirley (Ulrich) Miller; father of Robert G. (Jo-Ann) Miller and David D. (Zoe) Miller; grandfather of Robert Kopenski, Emilie, Benjamin, Jacob, Tonya and David Miller Jr.; great-grandfather of Beka; also survived by several nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Funeral service Saturday, January 4 at 10 AM at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, INC., N. Fourth and Ridge Sts. Memorials to Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 Ambulance Fund, 145 N. Sixth St., Lewiston, NY 14092 or the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., Lewiston, NY 14092.



MINARD - Timothy M.
1/1/2003

Of Alden, NY, December 30, 2002; beloved husband of Lori (Peterson) Minard; devoted father of Hannah and Austin; loving son of John and Rose (Garbacz) Minard; dear brother of Linda (Andy) Kowalyk, Gary (Carrie), and the late Janice Minard; son-in-law of Karen Peterson; survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family in the EDWARD J. CICHON FUNERAL HOME, 4929 Broadway, Depew, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral at 9:30 AM (Please assemble at Church). Flowers gratefully declined.



MOORE - Bryant C.
1/1/2003

Of Pultney, NY, formerly of Kenmore, NY, unexpectedly December 28, 2002, husband of Barbara Volz Moore; dear father of Tesia and Jacob Moore; son of Marion Kristofek Moore and the late James J. Moore Sr.; brother of James (Geraldine) Moore and Michael W. (Linda Freeman) Moore of Shorewood, MN; also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where funeral will be held Friday at 8:45 and Mass of Christian Burial from St. Paul's RC Church at 9:15 AM. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Prattsburg, NY.



MOROZ - Kateryna (nee Kostiw)
1/1/2003

December 30, 2002, beloved wife of the late Bohdan; dearest mother of Ihor (Christine) and the late Zirka; grandmother of Ulana, Stefan and Adrianna; sister of Nastia Kostiw of Ukraine; aunt of Maria Chemych; great-aunt of Askold and Roxanna. Family will be present Friday from 5-9 PM at the ORLOWSKI-PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 2400 William St. (897-2400), where services will be held Saturday at 10 AM and at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church at 10:30 AM. Panachyda Services Friday at 6:30.



NUGENT - Raymond E.
1/1/2003

Age 79, of the City of Tonawanda, suddenly, Monday, December 30, 2002, husband of the late Ada Mae Nugent; son of the late Raymond J. Nugent; father of the late Raymond L. Nugent; beloved father of Robert (Linda) Nugent and Mary (Michael) Hewes; son of Marian Moden; father-in-law of Bertha Nugent; brother of Shirley (late Robert) Wertz and Glenn Nugent; cousin of Doris White; also survived by seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, January 3 at 10 AM at the JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 25 William St. (between Morgan & Broad Sts.), City of Tonawanda. Private interment will be in Elmlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.



O'LEARY - Rev. Sean C.
1/1/2003

Order of Carmelite Retired at age 72, of Nokomis, FL, died in Venice, Florida on December 30, 2002 at Bon Secours Venice Hospital. He was born on September 24, 1930 in Niagara Falls, NY. He moved to Nokomis three years ago from Englewood, NJ. He was a Pastor at churches in Houston, TX and Joliet, IL. He was an assistant Pastor in Englewood, NJ and a weekend Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi in Grove City, FL. He graduated from Catholic University of American in Washington, DC with a M.A. degree and graduated from St. Bonaventure in Olean, NY with a B.A. degree. He is survived by his sister, Molly Switzer of Sarasota, FL and brothers, Jeremiah M. O'Leary of Youngstown, NY and Thomas P. O'Leary of Lewiston, NY. A wake service will be held on Friday, January 3, 2003 from 4:30-7:30 PM at the Carmel Spiritual Center Chapel, 7021 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario. A Mass of the Resurrection will follow the wake on Friday at 7:30 PM and be offered with the Very Rev. John Russell, Order of Carmelite, provincial superior of the Canadian-American Province, will be the principal celebrant and homilist. The Rite of Committal will take place on Saturday, January 4, 2003, at 10:00 AM, in the Carmelite section of Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. May he Rest in Peace. Memorial donations can be made to the Mt. Carmel Seminary, c/o Carmel at Mission Valley, 955 E. Laurel Road, Nokomis, FL 34275. Arrangements in the care of HETHERINGTON & DEANS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5176 Victoria Avenue.



OWEN - Norbertina (Baummer)
1/1/2003

December 29, 2002, of Clarence, NY, wife of the late John E. Owen; mother of the late John E. Owen II; sister of the late Heloise Baummer and George J. Baummer Jr. Friends received Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at SHEPARD BROS. FUNERAL HOME, 10690 Main St., Clarence. A Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 9:30 AM, at Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence.



PIENIASZEK - Apolonia 'Pauline'
1/1/2003

(nee Wasielewski) December 28, 2002, wife of the late Francis; dearest mother of Ronald (Karen) and Marcia (Peter) Parwulski; grandmother of Deborah (Jeff) Myers; predeceased by a sister and brothers; survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends, Thursday 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 Friday at 9 AM, and from Queen of Martyrs Church at 9:30 AM. Interment, St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Mrs. Pieniaszek was a member of Cheektowaga Senior Citizens. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.



PLATTS - Brenda G. (nee Duringer)
1/1/2003

December 28, 2002, of Buffalo, NY, beloved mother of Sarah and Brian Platts; daughter of Dolores (nee Ecker) and the late Alvin Duringer; sister of Betty Janiszeski, Holly James, and Peter Duringer; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service in the Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave., Friday evening at 7 PM. Flowers gratefully declined If desired memorials may be sent to the American Red Cross. Arrangements by the GRECO FUNERAL HOME, INC.



PODGERS - Mildred A. Barton
12/31/2002

Of Kenmore, NY, December 29, 2002, wife of the late Wilmer C. Podgers; dear mother of Joan E. and Cheryl (Wayne) Kerling; also survived by six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. All are invited to a Eucharistic Funeral Service at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 311 Ontario St., corner of Riverside, Thursday at 1 PM. Please assemble at church. Interment Elmlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Podgers was a member of Betsy Ross-Levant Chapter 695 OES. Memorial contributions to St. Mark's Church would be appreciated.



ROME - Michael R. 'Romano'
12/30/2002

Of Cheektowaga, NY, entered into rest December 29, 2002, loving son of the late Joseph Sr. and Mary J. (nee Giglia) Romano; dear brother of Laura (late Donald) Parks, John (Dorris) Rome, John (Lucille) Giglia and the late Frank (Sophie) Rome, Ida (Nicholas) Selvaggi, Carolyn, Joseph (Irma) and Sam Rome; also survived by relatives and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Snyder Chapel), 4614 Main St. (near Harlem Rd.) (same location as Schlager Funeral Home) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church, 2049 George Urban Blvd., Depew on Thursday at 10 o'clock. Please assemble at church. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.



RYAN - Bertha L. (Kritz)
12/31/2002

December 29, 2002. Beloved wife of the late John D. 'Jack' Ryan; dear mother of Sharon, Donna (Kenneth P.) Huber and John W. Ryan; sister of Charles (Ronnie) Kritz; predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT INC. FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware, where funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 AM.



SANTOMIERI - Mary A. (nee Bruscia)
12/31/2002

December 29, 2002, wife of the late Sebastian Santomieri; mother of David (Jeanette), Dean Santomieri; grandmother of Larissa and John Santomieri; daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Bargnesi) Bruscia; sister of John (Louise), Virginio (Ula) Bruscia, Susan (late Arthur) Blessing, Antoinette (Jack) Worling, Jeanette (Peter) Gallagher and the late Silvio (late Mary) and Ronald (Frances) Bruscia; also survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Family and friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Service, Thursday at 10 AM at the PERNA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1306 Hertel Ave., (near Colvin Ave.). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY, 14227.



SCIASCIA - Salvatore
1/1/2003

Of Buffalo, NY, December 30, 2002. Beloved husband of Ruth E. (Myers) Sciascia; dear father of Grace Ann (Scott) Wood, Salvatore J. (Karen) Sciascia and Kim M. (Jeffrey) Errington; grandfather of Samantha, Christopher, Chelsie, Salvatore III and Crystal; son of the late Amedeo and Grace (Guarneri) Sciascia; brother of Charles (Maria) Sciascia of Buffalo, NY, Jenny (John) Giaccotto, Teresa (William), Melina Shearer and Florence (Philip) Fasciana all of Florida; also survived by many nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Teresa's Church Saturday morning at 10. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements by CASTIGLIA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 824-6435



SIGRIST - Beatrice M. (nee Paolucci)
12/29/2002

December 26, 2002. Age 78. Beloved wife of the late William (Bud) Sigrist; dear mother of Ron Sigrist; grandmother of Laura and Maria Sigrist; sister of Phyllis Manno, Helen (Edward) Furlani, Eleanor (Norman) Wagner and the late Daniel, Thomas, Anthony and Bernard Paolucci; also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be no prior visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday January 4, 2003 at 9:15 AM at Infant of Prague Church. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements by the AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC.



SMITH - Anne (Sayles)
1/1/2003

December 30, 2002; in West Palm Beach Florida, of Buffalo, NY; beloved daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret Sayles; dear sister of Daniel (JoAnn) Sayles, late Charlotte Roesch, Nora Supples, Charles and Theresa Sayles. Also survived by nieces and nephews. A memorial service to be held at a time and date to be announced. Arrangements by the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 893-3620.



SOMMERVILLE - James (Sonny)
1/1/2003

December 28, 2002; devoted father of Shelina, Franklin and Reneka Sommerville; a fiance of Jeanette Jones; brother of Robin, Antoinette, Dorothy E., Robert Sommerville, Cynthia Harvey and a host of relatives and friends. Wake Friday at 11. Funeral at 12 Noon at Memorial Temple Christian Ministries, 800 Sycamore St. Arrangements by THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME, INC. Interment in St. Matthews Cemetery.



SPAULDING - Helen E. (Eddy)
12/31/2002

December 29, 2002; mother of E.G. (Peggy) Spaulding III and Varney S. Greene; sister of John C. Eddy; also survived by five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to Planned Parenthood of Buffalo and Erie County, 2697 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214 or Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Arrangements by JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME.



SUSKA - Genevieve A.
1/1/2003

December 27, 2002. Sister of Stephen, Ignatius (Helen), late Edward, late John and the late Matthew; aunt of Robert. Family and friends may attend a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 9:30, at Assumption Church. Arrangements by ORLOWSKI AMHERST FUNERAL HOME, 875-0662



THOMPSON - Robert N.
1/1/2003

December 30, 2002, beloved husband of Marion (Ryan); dear father of Teresa Thompson, Colleen (Brian) Madey, Robert (Karen), Michael, James and John (Jane) Thompson; loving grandfather of Christina, Tayler, Robert and Ryan Thompson; brother of Howard (Jeanne) Thompson and the late Helen Varney, Gertrude Rick and John (Patricia) Thompson. The funeral from the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME INC. (Buffalo Chapel), 2397 Seneca St., Friday at 8:30 AM and from 14 Holy Helpers Church at 9:00 AM. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Robert was a Air Force WWII veteran.



WALKER - Donald E., Jr.
12/31/2002

December 30, 2002, beloved husband of Maureen (McGowan); loving father of Kathy (Timothy) Kwiej, Maureen (Ian) Murphy, Donald III and Lynn; brother of Robert (Dawn) and James; dear grandfather of five grandchildren. Friends may call at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC. (Southtowns Chapel), 3155 Orchard Park Rd., Wednesday only 4-8 PM, where prayers will be offered Thursday at 10:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Vianney Church at 11.



WEISS - Clair
12/31/2002

December 28, 2002, beloved daughter of the late John and Rose (nee) Grabowski Weiss; dearest sister of the late Ruth (John) Fudalik and Edward (late Kathleen) Weiss; also survived by six nephews, a niece and 13 grand nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Wednesday 4-7 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (West of Harlem Rd.), where funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 AM and from St. John Gualbert Church at 10 AM.



WHEELER - Paul A. Jr.
1/1/2003

December 30, 2002, beloved husband of the late Roseanne (nee Walker) Wheeler; dear father of Paul A. Wheeler III and Polly (Douglas) Gugino; grandfather of Joe, Chris and Tony; brother of Jim (Jo) Wheeler. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday January 4 from 3-6 PM at Daffodil's Restaurant, 930 Maple Rd., Williamsville, NY. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made in Mr. Wheeler's memory to American Red Cross National Aquatic School, 33 Everett Rd., Albany, NY 12205 or National Ski Patrol. Arrangements by AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC.



WILLIAMS - Larry W.
1/1/2003

Age 53, of Broomfield, CO, formerly of Buffalo, NY; died suddenly December 2, 2002; beloved son of Margaret T. Williams of Kenmore and the late Donald G. Williams; loving father of Daniel M. and Rhiannon L.; cherished brother of Donald G. Williams II of Buffalo and Marcia (James) Hibberd of Longmont, CO. A Memorial service will be held at the Ontario Street United Methodist Church (cor. Ontario & Tonawanda Sts), on Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 11 AM. Friends are invited to attend. Arrangements by VANDERCHER & DICK FUNERAL HOME.



WINTER - Kathleen A.
1/1/2003

December 30, 2002; devoted wife of the late Joseph J.; beloved mother of Donald J. (Kathleen), William F. (Marsha) and Richard J. (Bonnie) Winter and Norma J. (Michael) Novick and Joan M. (Peter) Sparacino; also survived by fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Thursday 4-8 PM at the MALZAN-BOUDREAU FUNERAL HOME, 1520 Kensington Ave., where prayers will be said Friday at 9 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian burial in Blessed Trinity Church at 10 AM.



ZECHES - Lyle F.
1/1/2003

December 24, 2002, of Wheatfield, age 76. Husband of Jeanette (nee Graf) Zeches; father of Earl (Debbie), Augustus Zeches and Frances Menkiena; also survived by six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend memorial services Friday at 11 AM from Grace Episcopal Church, 100 Genesee St., Lockport. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Elmlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by the Wattengel Funeral Home.



ZELLI - Christine H. (Nowakowski)
1/1/2003

Of West Seneca, NY, entered into rest December 31, 2002, beloved wife of John R. Zelli; devoted mother of Dana R. and John A. Zelli; loving daughter of the late Raymond and Alice (nee Dolka) Nowakowski; dear sister of Thomas (Gloria) Nowakowski, Marie (Paul) Bishop and Sande (Michael) Dotson; also survived by relatives and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd, near Lake Ave on Thursday from 5-9 PM, where the funeral will be held on Friday morning at 9:15 o'clock and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Queen of Heaven Church at 10:15 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc.



ZIRNHELD - Viola A. Palka
1/1/2003

Of Kenmore, December 31, 2002, wife of the late Paul J. Zirnheld; dear mother of Jerome P. (Kimiko Baba) of Columbus, OH, Robert J. (Mary Ellen Nocera), Joseph E. (Mary Lou Grestl) of Chelmsford, MA, Patricia A. Dunn, Richard A. (Suzanne Smith) of El Paso, TX, Michael D. (Peggy Hook) of Ft. Myers, FL and Peter M. Zirnheld of Atlanta, GA; also survived by 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister of the late Frank, Stan and Edward (Jane) Palka. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul's RC Church, Delaware Ave. at Victoria Blvd., Kenmore, Friday at 10:30 AM. Please assemble at church. No prior visitation. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Hospice Foundation, Inc., Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14225, are preferred. Arrangements by D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME.



ZWILLIING - Leslie W.
1/1/2003

Formerly of Hamburg, NY, December 31, 2002; beloved husband of the late Ella Zwilling; survived by nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., E. Quaker St., Orchard Park. Services from the funeral home Friday 11 AM. Friends invited.


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