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BARLOW - Alfred C.
9/16/1997

September 14, 1997; beloved husband of the late Eleanor A. (nee Rummell) Barlow; dearest father of Jerry (Theresa), Tom (Jean), Rev. James (Carol) and Terry (Susan) Barlow; dear grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Family will be present on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Lancaster-Depew Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6050 Transit Road where funeral services will follow at 8:00 PM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.



BAYNHAM - John Edward 'Jack'
9/16/1997

Monday, September 15, 1997, at the Douglas Memorial Hospital; beloved husband of Kay; loving father of Tom (Kathy) Baynham, Carol (David) Park, Elaine Baynham (Brad Ott) and Tammy Baynham, all of Fort Erie, OT; dear brother of Shirley Bolton of Brockville, Bud Baynham of Pembroke and the late Richard Baynham; also survived by seven grandchildren. Friends may call at the WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 722 Ridge Road North, Ridgeway, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Wednesday. Funeral services in the chapel Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment McAffee Cemetery.



BIELINSKI - Chester M.
9/14/1997

September 13, 1997; beloved husband of the late Dolores V. (nee Kuzara); dearest father of Angela (Leon) Williams, Kathryn (Thomas) Sutkowski and the late Darryl M. Bielinski; cherished grandfather 'Papa' of Christian, Aaron, Justin Williams and Jordan Sutkowski; fond uncle of Gregory and Eric Bielinski. The family will be present Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1024 French Road, (west of Borden) where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:15 AM and from Annunciation Church (Elma, NY) at 10 AM. Friends invited. Chester was a life time member of the Chopin Singing Society, a retiree of the US Post Office and a veteran of WWII.



BINKLEY - Howard L. 'Bink'
9/16/1997

Age 52 of North Tonawanda, suddenly September 14, 1997 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, beloved husband of Karen (Camann) Binkley; dear father of Nicole (James) Cutter of Pendleton, Kim and Karrie Binkley, both at home; dear son of Howard and Ruth Binkley of North Tonawanda; dear brother of Lynne (Clifford) Hummel, Gary (Wendy) Binkley, Kathy (David) Gibson, Jeffrey (Wendy) Binkley and Mark Binkley, all of North Tonawanda; also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the FRETTHOLD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd., North Tonawanda, Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 AM from St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 875 Eggert Dr., North Tonawanda. Interment in St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery. If so desired, memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Mr. Binkley, for 28 years, was the Production Control Manager for National Grinding Wheel and was instrumental, over the last nine years, in the growth and success of Buffalo Abrasives of North Tonawanda. Mr. Binkley was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and the male chorus.



BONADONNA - Betty J. (nee Privitier)
9/15/1997

September 14, 1997; beloved wife of Joseph G. Bonadonna; dear mother of Nona (Marion) Davis, Lucien (Vicki) Bonadonna, Jane Bonadonna, Joseph (Nancy) Bonadonna Jr. and Michael Bonadonna; grandmother of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister of Joseph and the late Michael Privitier. The family will be present on Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr., (corner of Hopkins) where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 8:45 AM and SS. Peter & Paul Church at 9:30 AM.



BOSCH - Richard J.
9/16/1997

September 15, 1997 of Port Charlotte, FL and Amherst, NY, beloved husband of the late Betty Jane Bosch; father of Richard C. (Gayle) and Mark J. (Carol) Bosch; brother of Joan Jablon (late Leonard); grandfather of Stephanie, Christine and Adam Bosch. Friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday 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 Thursday at 10 AM. Friends invited. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation, Cheektowaga, NY or the Alzheimers Assn. Charlotte/DeSoto Alzheimers Chapter, Po Box 510042, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.



BRENNAN - Shirley (Nalbach)
9/16/1997

Cherished mother of Noreen Geib and Francis III (Patty) Nalbach; beloved grandmother of five; sister of Richard Brennan and Joann Hearn; also survived by numerous dedicated friends. Memorial Mass at St. Stephen's Old R.C. Church, 2080 Baseline Rd., Grand Island, Wednesday, 9/17/97 at 1PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions may be made to Hospice Buffalo.



CAUDILL - Gerald L.
9/16/1997

September 15, 1997; beloved husband of the late Margaret A. Manley Caudill; dear father of Gary L. (Roberta); grandfather of Megan, Kelly, Ryan, Ian and Derek; dear son of Martha (late Theodore) Caudill; brother of Marlene (late Robert) Rennells. Friends may call at the JAMES E. GRACE FUNERAL HOME INC., 335 Ontario St., Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30.



DRIMMER - Lorraine
9/15/1997

Of Denver, CO, September 14, 1997; wife of the late Irving; mother of Steven (Linda) Drimmer, Pamela (Merrill Flanders) Drimmer and Evonne (Michael) Dunn; sister of the late Manuel Moss, Bessie Teibel,Dorothy Zipperman and Herman Moss; also survived by four grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service Wednesday 10:00 AM from the DELAWARE PARK MEMORIAL CHAPEL INC., 2141 Delaware Ave., Jay L. Mesnekoff Director.



DUNLAP - Ronald S., Sr.
9/15/1997

Of East Otto, NY; September 14, 1997; husband of Eugenia M. Dunlap Daminski; father of Mary Ellen (Dr. Martin) Berry, Ronald S. (Marilyn) Dunlap Jr., John E. (Carol) Dunlap and Julie T. (Dennis) Young; also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother of Quentin, Thomas, Ruth, Dorothy, Dora, Janice and the late Robert. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 PM and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 271 East Main St., Springville, NY; where funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 AM. Rev. Charles Zadora will officiate.



FUSCO - Salvatore J. 'Sam'
9/15/1997

September 14, 1997; husband of the late Charlotte (Scheuneman); dear father of Donna M. Bow; loving grandfather of J. Anthony, Joseph A. (Karla) and Mary E. Bow; great-grandfather of Morgan, Jacob, Emma and Peter; brother of Mary Sapienza and the late Jacob, Frances Grosso, Angela (Charles) Albanese, Jenny Colosante, Anthony, Joseph and Antoinette; brother-in-law of Gilbert (Catherine) Gallo; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received on Monday from 7-9 PM and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at theNIGHTENGALE FUNERAL HOME, 1884 South Park Ave. (near Tifft) where services will be held on Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from the Church of the Holy Family at 9:30. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.



HAJDU - Ivan, M.D.; Ph.D.
9/14/1997

Unexpectedly, September 12, 1997; beloved husband of Alena Hajdu; dearest father of David Hajdu, Dana Sue (Bradley) Kuszmaul and Petra Hajdu; fond grandfather of Anne, Elizabeth and William. A private Memorial will be held Sunday at G. BRIAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Road, East Amherst (1 mi. north of Maple Rd. just past Klein Rd.). A Memorial will be held at the VA Medical Center, 11th floor conference room #1109, C-Wing, Wednesday at 12:30.



HALL - Irving L.
9/15/1997

Of Hamburg, NY, September 14, 1997, husband of Helen (nee Tuttle); father of Thomas (Aileen), Teresa (David) Piscitelli, Cynthia (Raymond) Prior, Michael (Peg), Patricia (Kyle) Mesch and Karen Hall; brother of the late Herbert Hall; also survived by 12 grandchildren. Funeral from the DONALD M. DEMMERLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 21 Pierce Ave., Hamburg, Wednesday morning at 9:30 and from SS. Peter & Paul Church at 10:00. Friends invited. Visiting hours Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc. Mr. Hall was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.



HANS - Philip H., Sr.
9/15/1997

September 15, 1997, of Clarence, NY. Beloved husband of Edith P. Hans; father of Philip H., Jr. (Pat) of Springfield, VA, Mark J. (Kyle) of Clarence, NY and Paul H. (Katherine) Hans, of Amsterdam, NY; grandfather of five grandchildren; brother of Dorothy Hartman and Edward Hans, both of Buffalo. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the STEPHAN-BURNS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 266 East St. at Austin. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Xavier Church, East & Amherst Sts., Wednesday at 9:15 AM. Please assemble at church. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.



HARTMAN - Melissa A. (nee Smith)
9/15/1997

Suddenly, September 13, 1997; wife of Richard A.; dear mother of August A.; daughter of Ann M. and the late Donald F. Smith; sister of Marilyn E. (Thomas) Lahr, Kevin G. (Elaine), Steven J. (Deborah), Richard A. (Denise), Jean M. and the late Roger F. Smith. Friends may call Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the DENGLERFUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd., Amherst (between N. Bailey and Niagara Falls Blvd.). Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday Morning at Christ the King Church at 9:30. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.



HASKINS - Florence A. (nee Schmitt)
9/16/1997

September 15, 1997, age 98, beloved wife of the late Verner W. Haskins and the late John F. Bilitzki; beloved mother of Ruth B. (Emanuel) Larsen and the late Florence B. (late John C.) McCann; dear grandmother of Brian D. (Theresa) Buckley; sister of Rose Harrington of Woodburn, OR; sister-in-law of Anna (late Carl) Sund; survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive friends on Wednesday from 4-9 at the NIGHTENGALE FUNERAL HOME, 1884 South Park Ave. (near Tifft) where services will be held on Thursday morning at 9:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Martin of Tours Church at 9:45. Friends invited. Mrs. Haskins was a member of the Rosary-Altar Society, Senior Citizens, and Ladies of Charity of St. Martin's Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Martin's Church Restoration Fund or School (1140 Abbott Rd., Buffalo, NY 14220) or a charity of your choice. Interment in U., G. & F Cemetery.



HELD - Clarence C.
9/15/1997

September 14, 1997; of Cheektowaga, NY; beloved husband of Adele (nee Gomolski); dearest father of Lawrence, Gerald (Valerie), Dennis (Patricia) and David (Sheila) Held; survived by seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Road, Cheektowaga, (2 blocks south of William St.), Wednesday morning at 9:30 and at Resurrection Church at 10. Interment in Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery. Mr. Held was a member of the K of C, Father Justin Council and Parish Holy Name Society. Family present Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



KACALSKI - David A.
9/16/1997

September 14, 1997 beloved husband Jess E. (Full); dear father of Thomas (Michele), Michael and Criag Kacalski; loving son of Mary (Henry) Mackiewicz and the late Stephen Kacalski; dear brother of Robert (Patricia) Kacalski; grandfather of Melissa and Caitlin Kacalski. Friends received Tuesday from 7-9 and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the NIGHTENGALE FUNERAL HOME, 1884 So. Park Ave (near Tifft) where services will be held on Thursday morning at 10:30. Friends invited. Rev. Jan Mahle officiating. Mr. Kacalski was a Vietnam Veteran and was a member and past Commander of American Legion Post #721. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Good Shepherd Baptist Church would be appreciated. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.



KAVANAGH - Mary C. 'Molly'
9/16/1997

September 15, 1997; daughter of the late Frank J. and Catherine T. Kavanagh; sister of the late Desmond P. (Jean) Kavanagh; aunt and the Godmother of Mary Ellen (Michael) Hallock and Francis P. Kavanagh. Prayers will be offered at G. BRIAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst (1 mile north of Maple Rd., just passed Klein Rd.) Thursday at 9:30 AM. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Miss Kavanagh was a 40 year employee of M & T Bank and a Gray Lady at Sisters Hospital during WW II and volunteered her services to the Variety Club Telethon.



KIEFER - Gerald L.
9/16/1997

Age 91 years old; loving husband of Dorothy R. Kiefer; beloved father of Gerald L. (Betty L.) Kiefer; grandfather of Gerald L. III, Jeffrey L. and Eric P. and five great grandchildren. Private services were held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Arrangements by FEERICK FUNERAL HOME, Shorewood, Wisconsin.



KOZLOWSKI - Celia (nee Tomczyk)
9/15/1997

September 14, 1997; of Cheektowaga, NY; beloved wife for 70 years of Frank Kozlowski Sr.; dearest mother of Frank (Dorothy) and Robert Kozlowski; survived by six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister of Eugene (Lorraine) Tomczyk; sister-in-law of Emily Leithner. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Road, Cheektowaga, (2 blocks south of William St.) Wednesday morning at 10:45 and at St. Josaphat's Church at 11:30. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family present Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



LaCLAIR - Joseph F.
9/15/1997

September 15, 1997, of Angola, NY; beloved husband of Marjorie (nee Ferris); father of Richard (Mary Jo) LaClair and Elizabeth (Ernest) Paradiso; grandfather of Jonathon, Michelle, James, Jean and Jennifer; great-grandfather of Crystal and Jacob; brother of Florence (Michael) Samordic. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the HEIMBURG-ADDISON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 262 North Main St., Angola, NY, where prayers will be said Wendesday at 9AM followed by a Mass of the Christian burial at 9:30 AM in Most Precious Blood Church. Mr. LaClair was a member of Most Precious Blood Church and the St. Vincent DePaul Society and was owner of the former LaClair and Miller Dry Goods and Clothing Store in Angola.



LEVEA - Antoinette 'Toni' (Scive)
9/16/1997

September 14, 1997. Beloved wife of the late John A. Levea; mother of Rose Levea of Woodbridge, VA, Judith A. (Peter) Militello and the late Richard Levea; mother-in-law of Ellen Levea; grandmother of Joseph Levea, Matthew, Patrick and Madeleine Militello; sister of Stanley and the late Michael, Walter, John and Jennie Scive. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the STEPHAN-BURNS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 266 East St. at Austin, where services will be held Thursday at 9 AM and in St. Francis Xavier Church at 9:30 AM. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.



LOVE - Ralph A.
9/16/1997

Of Ransomville, NY, September 15, 1997, age 73, husband of Marian (Smith) Love; father of Linda Connell, Robert Love, Carol Love and William Love; brother of the late Stanley Love and Dorothy Murray; also survived by six grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, one step great-grandchild, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held from the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC, 3648 Ransomville Rd, Ransomville, Friday at 11 AM. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Ransomville Masonic Lodge Service Thursday at 7 PM and the American Legion Service at 7:30 PM Thursday. Memorials to the Ransomville Baptist Church or to the Donald Klein Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Fran Elinski, 130 McConkey Dr, Kenmore, NY 14223.



LUSIAK - Daniel J.
9/14/1997

September 13, 1997 in Herkimer, NY formerly of Cheektowaga, NY beloved husband of the late Amelia H. (Rohloff) Lusiak; dear father of Robert (Debra) Lusiak of Frankfort, NY; dear grandfather of Megan and Lauren; brother of Gertrude (Theodore) Gajewski, Delores Geary of Buffalo and the late Henry, Stanislaus Lusiak and Valerie Ptak; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends may call at the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 3025 Williams St. near Union Rd, Cheektowaga Tuesday only 2-4 and 7-9. Mass of Burial Wednesday September 17 at 9 AM in the Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster, NY. Please assemble at Church. Mr. Lusiak was a WWII veteran, a member of the Buffalo Veterans Assoc, retired NY Central Railroad, a communicant of the H.M. of R, the Y.M.S. of R and Boyscouts Troop #36. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cathedral Development Fund.



McLAUGHLIN - Charles D., Sr.
9/16/1997

Of Blasdell, NY, September 15, 1997. Dearest father of Patricia (Edward) Smith, Marjorie Trala, Mary Ellen Grudzien, Charles D., Jr. and the late Ann Marchetti; brother of Martin (late Louise) and the late William (Doris) and Joseph (late Mary Helen) McLaughlin; also survived by 20 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Funeral services Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from the (Blasdell Chapel) of the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3748 South Park Ave., & at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church at 9:30. Entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum. Friends invited. Mr. McLaughlin was a member of the Jolly Jack Social Club. Family present Wednesday only 2-4 & 7-9 PM.



MYDLARZ - Catherine M. (nee Pieszalska)
9/14/1997

September 13, 1997; beloved wife of Brownie; dear mother of Nancy (Richard) Laettner; fond grandmother of Shawn and Scott; sister of the late Anna (Jerry) Jesonowski and the late John; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the ORLOWSKI-PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 2400 William St., (897-2400) where services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 AM and at 10 AM at St. Josaphat's Church. Catherine was a member of the Mother's Club. Flowers gratefully declined.



PALUMBO - Paul F., Sr
9/15/1997

September 13, 1997; beloved husband of Mary C. Vecere; dear father of Daniel P., Paul F. Jr., Dino L. (Kathy) and the late Sp. 4 Anthony P. Palumbo; grandfather of Daniel Jr., Dina and Anthony Palumbo and Keith Vona; great-grandfather of Trevor Vona; brother of Michael and Mildred Palumbo, the late Concetta LaMarca, Samuel, Peter A., Frank A. and Gerard Palumbo. The family will be present at the MICHAEL A. DiVINCENZO FUNERAL HOME, 1122 Lovejoy St. Monday evening 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 N. Ogden St. Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Please assemble at Church. Mr. Palumbo was a veteran of WWII. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, 14227.



PANTANO - Christina (nee Manfredo)
9/15/1997

September 14, 1997; wife of the late Peter; daughter of the late Theodore and Clementina; sister of Mary (Samuel) LoBrutto, Anthony (Louise), Sam (Betty), Carmella Manfredo, Concetta (Joseph) Cicero and the late Jeanette Pulvirenti, Daniel (Ruth) Manfredo; survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.) Wednesday 9:30 and Our Lady Help of Christians Church 10 AM. Friends invited. Family present Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



PASSNO - May
9/16/1997

September 12, 1997; of Houston, TX; formerly of Tonawanda wife of the late Robert Passno; mother of Mary A. Geist & Robert Passno; sister of Gertrude Tucker, Edna Shannon, Gladys Montgerard & the late Lorraine Aubin; grandmother of Laura and Christopher Geist, Robert and William Passno; survived by five great grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 PM at the BURY & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave. where services will be held Wednesday 10 AM.



REDDIEN - Marguerite C. (Doyle)
9/16/1997

September 15, 1997, of the Town of Tonawanda, NY, wife of the late Neil P. Reddien; dear mother of John (Karen), Kevin (Mary) and the late Richard (Margaret) Reddien; dear sister of Virginia (John) Haran, Dorothy (Robert) Rogers; dear grandmother of Sean, Neil, Scott, Steven, Kristen and Jenilee. Friends may call Wednesday, (only), 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave, where funeral will be held Thursday morning at 8:45, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Amelia's Church at 9:30. Friends invited.



RENNON - Gerald E.
9/15/1997

September 12, 1997; of Hamburg, NY; husband of Barbara J. (Evans) Rennon; father of Karen M. (Bruce) Lefler of Rochester, NY; grandpa of Carrie E. Lefler of Rochester, NY; brother of Guy (Gwen) Rennon Jr. of Pittsburg, PA; son-in-law of Marjory Evans of Hamburg; also survived by Althea, Joan and Kathleen Kelly all of Lake View, NY and several nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at the Wayside United Presbyterian Church, S5017 Lakeshore Rd., Hamburg, NY Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, please perform an act of kindness or lend-a-hand to someone in need on Jerry's behalf. Arrangements by FROEHLEY-DENGLER FUNERAL HOME.



SAPUDER - Joseph J.
9/16/1997

September 15, 1997, of Buffalo, NY, beloved husband of 51 years to Marion Sapuder; father of Carole (Charles) Schaus, Marilynn 'Chris' Kessler and Joyce Pequeen; grandfather of Paul, Kelly, Kristen, Amy and Brian; also survived by four great-grandchildren; brother of Jack Sapuder and Joan Edwards. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT INC. FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave., where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 AM. Friends invited.



SLOCUM - Brian A.
9/16/1997

September 15, 1997, husband of Joanne (Schultz) Slocum; dear father of Sherry Wark, Terry (Daniel) Hunt and Brian Scott Slocum; loving grandfather of Casey Wark and Tyler Hunt; brother of Mary (Thomas) Coyle and Robert (Linda) Slocum; also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins. Friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave., where funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11. Officiating Rev. Jonathan Hunt. Friends invited. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or Hospice Foundation.



SLOPKA - Dorothy L. (nee Peterson)
9/15/1997

September 14, 1997; wife of the late John; beloved mother of Sharon (John) Camesano, John (Marysue) and the late Harold; sister of Judith (Ned) DiPasquale, Victor & Elmer Peterson; grandmother of Kimberly, Janelle, Sarah, Patrick, Michael & Terry; survived by nieces & nephews. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 at the BURY & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave. where services will be held Thursday at 10 AM.



SMITH - Roy W.
9/15/1997

September 14, 1997, beloved husband of the late Margaret E. (nee Cox) Smith; beloved father of Ronald R. (Sheila) and Kenneth A. (Bonnie) Smith; grandfather of Nicole L., Jennifer I., Philip T., Nickolas and Alexander; uncle of Kathy Ross. The family will be present on Tuesday 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 Wednesday at 11 AM. Friends invited.



SMITH - Grace R.
9/16/1997

Of Buffalo and Youngstown, NY, September 14, 1997, age 91; daughter of the late Carlton and Gertrude (Rumsey) Smith; aunt of Carlton M. Smith, Duncan R. Smith, and Miss Luli Smith; sister-in-law of Mrs. Marie Louise Smith; sister of the late Gertrude Smith, James Smith and Carlton Smith. No prior visitation. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 AM from the Trinity Episcopal Church, 371 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Burial at the convenience of the family in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Red Cross. Arrangements by the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES, Lewiston.



SUNG - Baik J.
9/16/1997

September 14, 1997; beloved husband of Ki S. (nee Kwon); dearest father of three sons Seung (Yoo) of Korea, Ki (Soon) of Amherst, NY and John (Janet, M.D.) of Clarence, five daughters Soon (Dong), Il (Sang), Young (Chang), Chul (Moo) and Choon (Oh) Sung of Korea; grandfather of 26 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren in Korea. Family will be present on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Harris Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8440 Main Street (near Harris Hill) where funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 AM and from Korean United Methodist Church of Buffalo, 383 Colvin Blvd., corner of Tacoma, at 10 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.



TARAVELLA - Mary N. (Totaro)
9/15/1997

September 14, 1997, beloved wife of the late Russell J.; dear mother of Angelo (Jacqueline), Salvatore (Patricia), Carol (Jerry) Cecala and Michael Taravella; grandmother of ten; great-grandmother of three; sister of the late Vincent, Joseph, Frank, Salvatore, and Russell (Catherine) Totaro. Friends may call at the JAMES E. GRACE FUNERAL HOME INC., 335 Ontario St., Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where services will be held Wednesday at 9:15 and in All Saints Church at 9:45 AM. Mary was a member of the All Saints Altar and Rosary Society. Flowers gratefully declined.



TOURALCHUK - Rose E., R.N. (Nemeth)
9/16/1997

September 15, 1997 of Buffalo, NY age 75 beloved wife of John; mother of Tanya and John Touralchuk; grandmother of Wally; daughter of the late Ernest and Matilda Nemeth; sister of Helen Pietrykowski and Ernest Nemeth; also survived by nieces and nephews. Mrs. Touralchuk was born in Hungary. In keeping with her wishes, a memorial service will be held at a later date. No prior visitation. She was a member of the Riverside Salem United Church of Christ and WNY Peace Center. Arrangements by the Frank Rubino Mortuary.



TOWNSEND - Dorothy (nee Owen)
9/15/1997

September 13, 1997 of Boston, NY; beloved wife of the late Sanford S. Townsend; daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Owen; stepmother of Marilyn Walker, Elwood, Elwyn and Ross Townsend; step grandmother of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WURTZ FUNERAL HOME, 9287 Boston State Rd., Boston, NY. Funeral service from Berean Free Presbyterian Church, State Rd., Patchin, NY on Wednesday at 2 PM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.



TUMIEL - Daniel J.
9/16/1997

September 15, 1997 of Derby, NY son of the late William and Bernice Tumiel; beloved husband of Elizabeth 'Betty' (nee Locke); dear father of Linda, Dawn Dunn, Karen (Joseph) Mazur and Barbara Tumiel; brother of Loretta Martin, Geraldine Kiel, Gregory, Ronald and Paul Tumiel and the late Richard and Barbara Tumiel; also survived by many grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Wednesday from the West Seneca Chapel of the PETER K. LESLIE FUNERAL HOME, 250 Orchard Park Rd. (same location as Sieck & Mast Funeral Home) 823-1699 at 8:30 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Family will be present Wednesday only, 2-8 PM



VOLPE - Angelo M.
9/16/1997

September 14, 1997, husband of Dolores (nee DiCenzo); devoted father of Angelo Jr.; brother of Frank R. Volpe, Eleanor andEthel. Friends invited to attend a Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Loretto R.C. Church, September 17, 10 AM. Arrangements by CREMATIONS CENTERS OF WNY.



WALCZAK - Walter
9/16/1997

September 15, 1997, of Sloan, NY; brother of Alex (Esther) Walczak; predeceased by a sister and brothers; survived by a nephew, nieces and friends. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2047 Broadway, Cheektowaga-Buffalo City Line, Wednesday morning at 8:30 and at St. Andrew's Church at 9. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Walczak was a retiree of ITT Continental Bakery. Family will be present Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9.



WALKER - James M.
9/15/1997

Suddenly, September 13, 1997; beloved husband of Carolyn R. (nee Collins) Walker; dearest father of Deborah (Jerold) Greenfield of Ft. Myers, FL, James, Jeffery, Edward (Linda) Walker of Tucson, AZ, Ellen (Craig) Gilsey and Christopher Walker; grandfather of six grandchildren and one great-grandson; brother of Mildred May of Elizabeth, PA. The family will be present on Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 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 on Wednesday at 11 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


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