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BAILEY - Denise Y. (nee Turner) 1/24/01
January 21, 2001; beloved mother of Richard J. Bailey Jr. and LaVonda D. Bailey; wife of Richard J. Bailey Sr.; sister of Sherman Turner; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present on Friday 6-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Parker Blvd.) where funeral services will be held at a time to be announced. Friends invited. 

BANNIGAN - Francis W. 1/24/01 January 22, 2001, beloved husband of Gloria (Redinbaugh) Bannigan; dear father of Thomas (Louise), James (Kathleen), Timothy, Elizabeth (Justin) Wheeler, Katherine (John) Conway and the late Mary Jennings; grandfather of 11 grandchildren; brother of the late Regina Haefner and Virginia Gless; father-in-law of Paul (Helen) Jennings. Friends may call 7-9 Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday at THE HARRY A. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 280 Grover Cleveland Hwy. at N. Bailey. Prayers Friday at 10:45 and in St. Amelia's Church at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to People, Inc. or St. Amelia's Church Outreach Program. Arrangements VANDERCHER & DICK FUNERAL HOME. 

BOLES - James A. 1/23/01 January 20, 2001, dear husband of the late Margaret (Dugan) Boles; devoted father of James (Paige), Timothy, Mary Walek, Daniel (Debra), David (Fran), Rebecca and Colleen Boles; grandfather of 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held privately. Flowers declined. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson Foundation. Arrangements by the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME. 

CARTER - Patricia Anne (nee Barrick) 1/24/01
Of Quicksburg, Virginia, formerly of Buffalo, died December 15, 2000, beloved wife of George W. Carter Jr.; loving sister of Suzanne M. Barrick, George J. (Tean), the late Paul D. (Carolyn), all of Buffalo and John R. (Pauline) of East Aurora. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church, 500 Parker Ave., Buffalo, NY, on January 27, 2001 at 12:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Center or the Hospice Center of the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, 100 Grace St., Harrisburg, Virginia 22801 in her memory 

CZARNECKI - Helen D. (nee Adamski) 1/23/01
January 22, 2001, beloved wife of Stephen J. Czarnecki; loving mother of Frances (Kenneth) Egan, Stephen P., David (Maryann) and the late James Czarnecki; mother-in-law of Louise Czarnecki; dearest grandmother of nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister of Adeline (Jerry) Knavel; predeceased by seven brothers and three sisters; sister-in-law of Mary and Margaret Czarnecki; also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will be present Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 3645 Genesee St., where funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 AM and from Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel at 10 AM. Friends invited. 

DOBSON - Reverend John T. 1/24/01
Entered into rest January 20, 2001, after a lengthy illness; husband of Dorothy Dobson; son of Lillian Mopkins (the late Thomas Dobson); father of Shalondra, Darian, Ayonna and Brandon Dobson; brother of Sylvia Dobson; also survived by a host of relatives and friends. Family will receive friends Friday 11 AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 1184 Genesee St. Funeral 12 Noon. Interment at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Arrangements by THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME. Former employee of the UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 22. 

EBEL - William J. 1/24/01
January 21, 2001, of West Valley, NY, husband of Marion E. (nee Schreiber) Ebel; father of Onnalee (Roland) Hill, Donna Ebel and Merry Ann (Michael) Kurtzworth; also survived by two granddaughters, two grandsons, four great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter; predeceased by one grandson; brother of Milford Ebel and the late Dorothea Phillips; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME INC., 271 E. Main St., Springville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock. 

EMMICK - Pearl V. (nee DeYoung) 1/24/01
Of Blasdell, NY, January 23, 2001, beloved wife of Gerald H. Emmick; dearest mother of Richard J. (Lauri), Linda L. (Rev. Robert) Zarkovich and Carolyn E. (John Jr.) Dziulko; also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services Friday morning at 8:45 from the, (Hamburg Chapel), JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5453 Southwestern Blvd., (corner of Rogers Rd., 646-5555), and at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Family present Thursday 2-4 AND 7-9 PM. 

FERGUSON - Victor 1/24/01
January 23, 2001; husband of the late Margaret (Jerge) Ferguson; dearest father of Alice (Dennis) Desmond, William (Linda), James (Diane) Ferguson and the late Elizabeth Ferguson Swain; loving grandfather of eleven grandchildren; brother of the late Sam, Richard and Mike Ferguson. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Rd. (corner Red Jacket Pkwy.) where a funeral service will be held Friday at a time to be announced. Friends invited. Mr. Ferguson was retired from Worthington Pump Corp. after 46 years. 

GITTINS - George F. 1/24/01
Age 85 of Niagara Falls, Sunday, January 21, 2001 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, beloved husband of Evelyn (nee Gaupmann) of Niagara Falls; also survived by five nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. Friends received by the family on Friday, January 26 from 3-5 PM at the BRUNNER FUNERAL HOME, 156 Robinson St., North Tonawanda, where services will be held at 5 PM. The Rev. Charles W. Hobbs, officiating. Mr. Gittins worked for Bell Aerospace and then Sheridan Chrysler Plymouth. He was a member of Fellowship Lodge No. 1175. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. 

GULLO - Lucille F. (nee Viverito) 1/24/01
January 21, 2001, beloved wife of the late the Hon. Vincent Gullo; devoted mother of Dr. Thomas V. (Arlene) Gullo, Philip A. Gullo (Mae), Col. Vincent J. Gullo (Annette) USAF Retired, and Providence A. Gullo; grandmother of nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sister of Roslyn (Dr. Thomas) Lombardo and the late William Viverto and John M. Viverto. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., where services will be held Friday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter & Paul Church at 9:30 AM where memorials may be made in lieu of flowers. 

HETTLER - Clara K. (Baranski) 1/24/01
January 22, 2001, of Orchard Park. Wife of the late Jerome Hettler; pre-deceased by son Jerome Jr. (Joey), a sister and two brothers; beloved cousin of Rita Biondo and Mildred Strychasz. Visitation with the family on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the FRANCE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 3875 N. Buffalo Street, Orchard Park. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 3148 Abbott Rd., Orchard Park. Friends invited. 

HINKLE - Ada B. (nee Wells) 1/24/01
January 20, 2001, age 88, beloved wife of the late Sam Hinkle; dear mother of Willadean Jackson, Betty Caver and Lucy Chatman; grandmother of four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends may call Friday 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon at the Pilgrim Baptist Church, 665 Michigan Ave. where Funeral Services will follow at 12:00 Noon. Friends invited. Arrangements by AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 

HOMONAI - David P. 1/24/01
January 22, 2001 of Hamburg, suddenly, beloved husband of Karen (Applebach); dear father of Tracey L. Homonai; son of Paul and Thelma Homonai; brother of Gary (Carol), Dennis and Richard (Debbie) Homonai; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME INC. (Southtowns Chapel), 3155 Orchard Park Rd., where a Prayer Service will be held Friday at a time to be announced. Flowers are gratefully declined. 

HORBACZ - Czeslawa B. (Turek) 1/24/01
January 23, 2001, dear mother of Eva (Michael) Sywak, Alexandria (Joseph) McCarthy and the late Peter J. Horbacz; also survived by three grandchildren. The family will be present at the MICHAEL A. DiVINCENZO FUNERAL HOME, 1122 Lovejoy St., Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes Church, 194 Ludington St., Friday morning January 26, 2001 at 9:30 AM. Please assemble at church. 

HUBER - John J.P. 1/24/01
January 22, 2001; beloved son of the late John and Anna (nee Schmidt) Huber; also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family will be present on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SAUER-LYNETT-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1933 Kensington Ave. (near Harlem Rd.) where funeral services will be held on Friday at 8:45 AM and from St. Lawrence Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. 

JAMES - Martha 1/24/01
January 20, 2001 in Buffalo, NY, mother of Annie L. Allen. Wake services Thursday 11-12 noon at the St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church, 610 Eagle, where funeral services will be held at 12 noon. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 1275 Sycamore St. 

KELLY - Elizabeth M. 1/24/01
January 22, 2001, of Kenmore, NY, beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Kelly; mother of Stephen F. (Rosemary) and Martin (Donna) Kelly; grandmother of Tara, Tore, Ryan and Grace; sister of the late Jack Reardon; sister-in-law of Joan Reardon. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT INC. FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave., where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9. Mass of Christian Burial from St. John the Baptist R.C. Church (Highland and Englewood Ave.) at 9:30. Friends invited. 

KINTZEL - Elmer C. 1/24/01
Of Elma, NY, January 23, 2001; beloved husband of Jane Krupski Kintzel; dearest father of Rick E. and Mary (Mike) Fite; fond grandfather of Melissa (Mike) Hernandez, Rick T. Kintzel, Michele Fite, Sandy (Joe) Gauthier, Steve Kintzel and Michael Fite; great-grandfather of Amber and Nick Hernandez, Brigitte and Chantel Gauthier and Brittany Fite; brother of Arlene Kintzel and Verna (Bob) Snyder. Friends may call Wednesday only 2-4 and 7-9pm at the PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS, INC., 4680 Clinton St. (corner Borden Rd.), West Seneca, (668-5666), where funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9:15am and from St. Vincent's Church at 10 O'Clock. Friends are invited. Sentiment may be expressed through a contribution to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., in memory of Elmer C. Kintzel. 

KOLBERT - Theodore S., Jr. 1/23/01 January 21, 2001, beloved husband of Cynthia M. (nee Cwiklinski); dearest father of Theodore S. (Melissa) III, James M. and Mark H. Kolbert; loving grandfather of Madison J. Kolbert; brother of Norbert and Stephen (Christine) Kolbert; son of the late Theodore S. (Helen nee Pilarski) Kolbert Sr.; uncle of six nephews and four nieces; also survived by three brothers and three sisters-in-law. The family will be present on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1024 French Road where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9:15 AM and from St. Philip the Apostle Church at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

KOPERA - Charlotte A. (nee) Trzaska 1/24/01
January 22, 2001 of Buffalo, NY; beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Kopera; dearest mother of John J. Kopera; like a mother to Stephen J. Rogacki; sister of Ted (Rita) Trzaska; predeceased by Phyllis (Walter) Podlas and Anthony (Jean) Trzaska; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.) where funeral service will be held Saturday at 9:30 AM and from St. John Gualbert's Church at 10:00 AM. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. 

KRAFT - Edwin 1/24/01 January 21, 2001. Husband of the late Dorothy E. (Miller) Kraft; father of Melissa Ann (Michael Fineman) Kraft, Michael E. (Renata) Kraft and the late James E. Kraft; grandfather of Catherine Kraft, James and Alexandra Kenny and Alexandra, Jacob, Julianna and Genevieve Kraft; brother of Walter, Herbert, Richard (Lorraine), Robert and the late Alice Kraft. The family will be present to receive friends Thursday from 7-9 at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC., 5541 Main St. (at Cayuga Rd.) Williamsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. James Church (Bailey Ave.) Friday morning at 9:30. Friends invited. 

KRITZER - Bessie M. (Biddlecombe) 1/24/01
Of Orchard Park, NY, January 22, 2001; beloved wife of James Cyril 'Cy' Kritzer; mother of James Peter (Kathy) of Charlotte, NC and Paul Eric (Frances) Kritzer of Waukesha, WI; loving grandmother of Paul Eric II, James Blake, Caroline and Erica Kritzer; sister of Ethel (Biddlecombe) (late James) Hopkins, Dorothy (Biddlecombe) (late Arthur) Rast and the late George, Robert and Arthur Biddlecombe. No prior visitation. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 27 in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 6595 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park at 1pm. Friends invited. Memorials made to Lake Erie College, 391 West Washington St., Painesville, OH 44077. Arrangements by the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC. 

KRUEGER - Robert O. 1/24/01
Age 81, January 15, 2001. Beloved husband of Martha; beloved father of Robert Jr., Christie Scott, Mark, Marlena and Janine Reilly. Memorial services to be held in July at Wayside Presbyterian Church, Lakeshore Rd., Hamburg. 

KUKLEWICZ - Raymond R. 1/23/01 January 23, 2001, after a long illness, beloved husband of Helene M. Prentice; dearest father of Robert, James, Thomas and John Kuklewicz; survived by four grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Raymond was a United States Marine Corp. Veteran. Services will be held at a later date. 

LANDAHL - Irwin E. 'Irv' 1/23/01 suddenly, January 21, 2001, husband of Carol (Thompson); father of Beth (Bob) and Dale (Lisa); grandfather of Jim, Kathryn, Carolyn, Mary Landahl; step-brother of Norman (Alice) and Charles (Carol) Sprung. Friends received Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SIECK & MAST FUNERAL HOME, INC., 250 Orchard Park Rd., West. Seneca. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday at Amherst Lutheran Church, 5125 Main St., Williamsville at 10:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., American Heart Association or the church. Irv was a retired Lieutenant of the West Seneca Police Dept. 

LANKES - Emeran J. 1/24/01 January 22, 2001. Husband of Rita (Bush) Lankes; father of Marianne T. Holmes of Seattle, WA, John E. (Gail) Lankes of St. Joseph, MI, Mark J. (Resa) Lankes and Nan E. Maule of Raleigh, NC; also survived by nine grandchildren; brother of the late Mildred Brunner and Delores Peglau. No prior visitation. A memorial mass will be held in Christ the King Church, Snyder, Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Friends are invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227-1480 or the Carmelite Monastery, 75 Carmel Rd., Buffalo, NY 14214. Arrangements by BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC. 

MALINOWSKI - Regina M. 1/23/01 (nee Rosowski) 'Jean' January 18, 2001, formerly of Kenmore, NY, wife of the late Joseph Malinowski; dear mother of Paul (Julie) Anderson; dear grandmother of Bill, Matty, and Austin; predeceased by brothers and sisters. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DENGLER & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME ROLLING CHAPEL, 3000 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, where prayers will be offered Thursday at 10 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Neumann Chapel at 10:30. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92103. 

MALLISON - Helen (nee Hoffman) 1/23/01
January 23, 2001, beloved wife of the late Delmont Mallison; dearest mother of Larry (Rose) Mallison of Carlisle, PA, Nancy (John) Howard of Newton, MA and Richard (Judy) Mallison; loving grandfather of David, Stacey Mallison, Kristie Howard, Kim, Jackie and Carrie Mallison; sister of Dorothy (Walt) Waniecki of Medina, NY and Edward (Elsie) Hoffman of Clearwater, FL. The family will be present Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner Hopkins Rd.), Williamsville, where funeral services will be held Friday at 9:15 AM and from St. Mary's Church (Swormville) at 10 AM. Friends invited. 

McCARTHY - Joseph F. 1/24/01 January 23, 2001. Beloved husband of the late Ellen DeMaioribus and Virginia Aquino; dear father of Frederick (Dolores) and Mark McCarthy; grandfather of Joseph P. McCarthy; brother of Helen (late Robert) Raby, James (Marie) and the late John McCarthy. The family will be present at the MICHAEL A. DiVINCENZO FUNERAL HOME, 1122 Lovejoy St., Thursday from 4-8 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 North Ogden St., Friday morning, January 26th, 2001 at 9:30 AM. Please assemble at church. 

McKERNAN - Francis J. 1/23/01 January 22, 2001, beloved husband of the late Ethel C. (nee Cook); dearest father of Patricia A. (Charles Petrie) of Seattle, WA, Michael F. (Noell) of West Seneca, NY, Timothy J. (Carmen) McKernan of Baldwinsville, NY and Ann M. (John) Varin of Williamsville, NY and the late Sharon and Mary McKernan; loving grandfather of Sarah, Ryan, Elizabeth, Bradley McKernan, Kevin and Mark Varin. The family will be present Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 569 Cleveland Dr., where Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 9 AM and from St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Mr. McKernan was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc. 

MILLS - Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' (Oaks) 1/23/01
January 22, 2001; beloved wife of the late Donald G.; dear mother of the late Thomas D.; sister of Clair, Leona, Thomas, Alma and the late Robert and Lola; dear aunt of Dennis (Sharon) Mills of Pennsylvania. Friends may call at the JAMES E. GRACE FUNERAL HOME, INC, 335 Ontario St., Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 AM in Ontario Street Methodist Church, 179 Ontario St. Betty was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

MIRANDA - Rose M. (nee Nitto) 1/22/01
January 21, 2001, beloved wife of the late Vincent L. Miranda; beloved mother of Joe (Mya), Buz (Karen), Denis (Elizabeth) Miranda; dearest grandmother of Yevette, Liza, Scott, Raymond, Marcus and Lauren; great-grandmother of nine great-grandchildren. The family will be present Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC,. 5200 Sheridan Dr. (at Hopkins). Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 9:15 AM from St. Paul's Church (Kenmore, NY). 

MUCHARSKY - Oleg 'Alex' 1/24/01
January 13, 2001 of Buffalo, NY, beloved husband of Natalie (nee Laurentiev); devoted father of Dieter (Carolynne); cherished grandfather of Kurt, Peter and Kate (Shane). Private services where held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the MALZAN-BOUDREAU FUNERAL HOME INC. (834-5606). 

NEVILLE - Patrick J. 1/24/01 January 22, 2001; beloved husband of thirty years of Sandra (nee Page); dearest father of Jennifer Neville and Michelle (William) Mogavero; loving grandfather of Allysa; brother of Lloyd (Diane) and Frederick Neville; survived by nieces, nephews and in-laws. Prayer service at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2047 Broadway, Cheektowaga-Buffalo City Line, Friday morning at 10. Mr. Neville was an Army veteran. Family present Thursday only 2-4 and 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. 

PAEPLOW - Vera Harbison 1/23/01
Of Tonawanda, NY, January 22, 2001, wife of the late Henry J. Paeplow; dear mother of Ronald H. (Patricia), Mark J. (Mary) Paeplow; also survived by five grandchildren; sister of Olive (Russell) Heiermann, J. Harry (Ruth) and George (Noreen) Harbison. Friends may call at D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. All are invited to the funeral service at St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 322 Old Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, NY, Thursday at 10:00 AM. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorials to St. Martin's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund are preferred. 

POCZKALSKI - Regina C. 1/24/01
January 22, 2001; wife of the late Michael; mother of Aurelia and the late Esther; sister of the late John, William, Casimer Szuminski and Chester Simmons; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Wednesday from 4- 8 PM at the DONALD J. SIWEK FUNERAL HOME, 610 Hertel Ave., where services will be held Thursday at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass at St. Florian Church at 9:30 AM. 

RAK - Joseph J. 'Papa Joe' 1/24/01 January 21, 2001, predeceased by three months by loving wife Theresa L. (nee Stryczek); dear father of Kenneth (Carol), Ronald (Mary) and Deborah (William) Plewa; fond grandfather of Andrea, Stephanie, Andrew, Christina and Zachary; dear brother of Edward (late Jennie), Jean (late William) Topolski and the late Sophie (late John) Kaczmarski, John (Adeline), Stanley (Lottie) and Walter Rak; dearest uncle of John (Lottie) Rak Jr. and many other nieces and nephews. Funeral from the KOLANO FUNERAL HOME, 396 Amherst St. (near Grant) Friday 9 AM and Assumption Church at 9:30. Friends are invited. Family will be present Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Donations may be made to the Assumption Church Preservation Fund. Mr. Rak was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and WW II and a member of the American Legion Post #1041 under whose auspices graveside Military Services will be conducted. Interment Forest Lawn. 

RATAJCZAK - Frances C. (Bialkowski) 1/24/01
January 23, 2001, beloved wife of the late Victor Ratajczak; dear mother of the late Ronald B. (Mary E.), and Lorraine Ratajczak; grandmother of Gerard Piatkowski, Randy (Kathleen), and Rodney (Donna) Ratajczak; sister of the late Edward A. (Louise) Bialkowski, and Ceil (Edward) Kurdziel. Funeral service from the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3025 William St. (near Union Rd.), Cheektowaga, Thursday at 9 AM and in St. John Kanty Church at 9:30 AM. Family present Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. 

SCHWEITZER - Rose (Muscoreil) 1/22/01
January 21, 2001, wife of Thomas Schweitzer; mother of Deborah (James) Silvis and Cynthia (Dennis) Hall of Florida; grandmother of James Silvis III, Robert Sundean, Jr. and Shannon Sundean; sister of Mary (late Albert) Baeumler and the late Henrietta (late Sy) Lonca and Lawrence (Margie) Muscoreil; also survived by nieces, nephews and many, many friends at the McAuley Residence. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DENGLER & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME ROLLING CHAPEL, 3000 Delaware Ave. at Tremont, Kenmore where prayers will be offered Thursday morning at 9 O'Clock, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church, Englewood Ave. at 9:30. 

SEEBERGER - Adelaide G. 1/24/01
January 23, 2001, of Amherst, NY, daughter of the late Joseph and Genevieve Fox Seeberger; dearest friend of the late June L. Greatsinger. Friends may call Thursday from 2-7 PM at the STEPHAN-BURNS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 266 East St. at Austin. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Xavier Church (East and Amherst Sts.) Friday at 9 AM. Please assemble at church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Adelaide retired from the DuPont Company after 32 years service. 

SMITH - Charles G. 1/24/01
Of West Seneca, NY, January 21, 2001; beloved husband of Mary R. (nee Hager); dearest father of John L., Lou Ann (Jerry) Ozboyaci and Gordon Smith; grandfather of Danielle, Harley, Adam, Jared, Shaunna, John and Alyssa; brother of Lois Terry and the late Edwin (Irene) Smith. No prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to funeral services Saturday at 3:00 PM from Kensington Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 185 Kensington Ave., Buffalo, NY. Arrangements by HOY FUNERAL HOME. 

SPAULDING - Sister Ruth, G.N.S.H. 1/24/01
Died December 26, 2000 at the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart Mother House in Yardley, PA. She is survived by a sister, Mary (Sis) Aiple and many nieces and nephews; pre-deceased by a brother, Roland. A memorial Mass will be held on January 26, 2001 at 7 PM at St. Rose of Lima Church. Arrangements by DENGLER & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME. 

SPERLING - Thaddeus J. 1/24/01
January 22, 2001; dearest brother of Mary (Lawrence) Archambeault, the late Louis, Lucian, Irene, Sophie and Zygmund. The family will be present on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner Parker Blvd.) where funeral services will be held on Friday at 8:45 AM and from St. Leo the Great Church at 9:30 AM. Mr. Sperling was a member of the Knights of Columbus (Kenmore Branch). 

SPLATT - Emily M. 1/23/01
January 23, 2001, of Cheektowaga, daughter of the late Stephen and Helen (Olejniczak); sister of the late Eugenia (late Richard E.) Kotecki; sister-in-law of Geraldine Kotecki; beloved aunt of Richard J. Kotecki, Cheryl Ann (Keith) Brown, Lynne M. (Rev. Mark) Hill, Janet L. (Martin) Evans, Kathleen H. (Robert) Hill, Beth Ann (Jeffery) Fornuto and many grand nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks East of Dick Rd.) Friday 9:30 and Our Lady Help of Christians Church at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Family present Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. 

TALTY - Maryellen (Donohue) 1/23/01
January 22, 2001, beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Talty, D.D.S.; devoted mother of Joseph (Eileen), Michael, Maureen (Robert) Franz, Karen (Rainer Peters), Colleen (Philip Covell), Sheila (Armand Famiglietti) and Timothy (Leslie); cherished grandmother (G.T.) of Molly, Katie, Michael, Ellen, Bob, Caitlin, Joe, Lauren, Richard, Mark, Mamie, Kevin and Sheila; loving daughter of the late Florence and Mary (O'Shea) Donohue; fondly remembered by her wonderful sister-in-law Blanche Talty, caring nieces and nephews and dear friend Kathleen Burkett. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the (West Seneca Chapel) THOMAS H. McCARTHY FUNERAL HOME, 250 Orchard Park Rd., (same location as Sieck & Mast Funeral Home). Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday morning at 9:30 at St. Ambrose Church, (please assemble at church). Mrs. Talty was a member of St. Ambrose Senior Citizens, the D'Youville College Alumni Association and N.Y.S.T.R.S. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to St. Ambrose Church. 

WASILUK - Melanie L. (nee Drost) 1/24/01
Age 67, formerly of Heritage Manor Adult Care Home, Ransomville, NY in Niagara Geriatric Center, Niagara Falls, NY, January 21, 2001, beloved mother of Elizabeth S. Wasiluk of Martinsburg, W.V.; daughter of the late Stanley and Celia (nee Zielenieski) Drost; sister of the late Ted (Vickie) Drost, Leon (Marcine) Drost and Walter Drost; also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends Thursday 3-8 PM at the SPALLINO-AMGIONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 1300 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:45 AM and at St. Joseph Church at 10:30 AM. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga, NY. Friends invited. 

WRIGHT - Robert F. 1/24/01
January 21, 2001, age 74, of Depew, formerly of Cattaraugus, father of Carolyn (Ray) Turner, Susan (Paul) Mager, Robert (Becky) Wright, Richard A. Wright and John (Karmen) Wright; brother of Shirley Hinterberger, Kenneth, Norman and Nelson Wright; also survived by 16 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; predeceased by his parents, Malcolm and Agnes (King) Wright, his wife Gwenith (Shattuck) Wright, one sister, Dorothy Hossfeld and brother, Clifford Wright. Friends may call today from 7-9 PM and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 105 East Main St., Gowanda. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 26 at 11 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Liberty Park Cemetery in Cattaraugus. Family suggests memorials may be made to the Erie County Hospice or the American Heart Association. 

YOSSIE - Norman H. 1/24/01 Suddenly, January 22, 2001, of East Aurora, NY, son of the late John and Mary Howe Yossie; dear brother of Edna May Taber of Johnstown, NY, Helen Y. Huff of Independence, MO and the late Edith Y. Seatter; also survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services to be held at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, Tuesday at 11 AM. Private interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Yossie was retired as Vice-President of Liberty National Bank, a veteran of World War II and past president of the East Aurora Lions Club. Memorials to the East Aurora Lions Club, PO Box 203, East Aurora, NY 14052 in memory of Norm would be appreciated. 

ZIEMANN - Marilyn A. (nee Hasselbeck) 1/23/01
January 21, 2001, beloved wife of the late Howard L. Ziemann; dear mother of Kenneth H. (Barbara) Ziemann and Patricia L. Hamilton; grandmother of Kurt Ziemann, Brian Hamilton, Amanda Ziemann, Daniel Ziemann and Sean Hamilton. The family will be present to see friends on Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM (Amherst Chapel), at the AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Hopkins), where funeral services will be held on Thursday 10 AM. Friends invited. Mrs. Ziemann was a member of the Amherst Elkettes Lodge #1942, where services will be held Wednesday at 8 PM. 

ZIEMINSKI - Henry 1/24/01
87, January 18, 2001, in Sun City West, Arizona, formerly a resident of West Seneca; beloved husband of Emily; father of Beverly (John) Jendral; grandfather of Brian (April) and Jason S. Nowicki; great-grandfather of Brandon Alan Nowicki; also survived by a brother Joseph Zieminski of West Seneca. Mr. Zieminski was a forty-two year employee of the Pilsbury Co. and only survivor of the explosion in 1972. He was active in the Sun City West area. Mr. Zieminski was a veteran of WWII and will be interred in the National Cemetery in Cave Creek, AZ. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 24 at 10:30am at Prince of Peace R.C. Church, Sun City West, AZ followed by interment at 12:30.


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