Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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BARRETT - Donald I.
9/17/1997

Of Lakeview, NY September 16, 1997 husband of Shirley (nee Ash) Barrett; father of Cynthia (Jack) Morris of Atlanta, Ga., John D. (Linda) of Marietta, Ga., Wendy (Jim) Lake, Deborah (John) O'Dell of Orlando, Fla. and Tammie (Jerry) Shedd of Fairfax, Va; grandfather of Stacey (Kenneth) Koehler, Jeremy and Bonnie Jewart, Gregory and Nicholas Shedd, Jennifer and Gregory Morris and Brittany O'Dell; great grandfather of Jessica and Courtney Koehler; son of Lillian Barrett and the late Irving Barrett; brother of Patricia Breidenstein. Friends may call Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the FROEHLEY-DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 84 Lake St. where funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock.



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.



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.



BYRWA - Eva K.
9/17/1997

September 16, 1997, beloved daughter of the late John and Mary Byrwa; dear sister of Helen (late John) Marko, Andrew (Virginia) Byrwa, Olga (Allen) Sawyer, John (Marietta) Byrwa, the late Michael (late Mary), Stephen (Stephanie) and Nicholas (late Helen) Byrwa; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends received Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2909 Elmwood Ave. (near Sheridan Dr.) where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 and at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church at 10:30. Prayer service Thursday evening at 7:00. Memorials may be sent to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church.



CAPPEL - Anita J. (Montana)
9/17/1997

Of N. Tonawanda, September 16, 1997, in DeGraff Hospital after a lengthy illness, wife of the late Albert J. Montana Jr. and the late Theodore Cappel; beloved mother of Donna (Anthony) Versaci of N. Tonawanda, Dianne (Lawrence) Mitchell of Florida, Peter (Camille) Montana of Youngstown, NY and Denise Montana-Prezioso of N. Tonawanda; beloved grandmother of nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren; sister of Sister Denise Gingras S.N.D, Roger (Mary) Gingras, Claire Menard and Roland Gingras; aunt of many nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.



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.



DIETER - Clara E. (nee Haas)
9/17/1997

September 15, 1997 of Orchard Park, NY; beloved wife of the late William E., loving mother of Cheryl E. of Valparaiso, IN, and Thomas W. Dieter of Charlotte, NC; grandmother of Amanda, Tyler and Dylan Dieter; sister of Adeline Wolff of Sarasota, FL, Elsie Grotke of Elyria, Ohio, Hilda (Max) Faahs, the late Walter, Robert, Henry (Ida), Harold, Marion Steffen, Irene and Emelia Haas. Family and friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the HOY FUNERAL HOME INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca. A Wake service will be held Thursday evening at 8:30 PM. Funeral service will be held from Trinity Lutheran Church, 146 Reserve Rd., West Seneca, Friday morning at 11. Friends invited. Memorials my be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., American Cancer Society of WNY or Trinity Lutheran Church.



DRIVER - Mildred M. (Fisher)
9/17/1997

Of Orchard Park, NY, September 13, 1997; beloved wife of Ralph E. Driver; devoted mother of Judith D. (Robert) McClellan; grandmother of Rebekah (Mark) Kasmerski of Pittsburgh, PA, Rachel (Leo) Gonzales of Raleigh, N.C. and James McClellan; sister of Gertrude (William) Driver and John (Shirley) Fisher. The family will receive friends Wednesday and 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 10:00 AM. Friends invited.



ECKERT - Linda M. (nee Olejniczak)
9/17/1997

September 16, 1997, beloved wife of Martin C. Jr.; dear mother of Heather M. and Martin C. III; daughter of Jean and the late Chester Olejniczak; sister of Claudia Olejniczak and Kathleen (Ken) Zuppelli; sister-in-law of Terrence, Paul (Sybille) and Edward (Theresa) Eckert; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd, Amherst (between N. Bailey and Niagara Falls Blvd.) where prayers will be offered Saturday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Benedict's Church at 9:30. Friends invited.



FELTON - Claire E. (nee Kohlbrenner)
9/17/1997

September 16, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Charles Felton; dearest mother of Norma (Rischard) (A. Sherman) Monroe; grandmother of Mary Beth (John) Treen and Patricia (Gary) Holler; great-grandmother of Shannon and Kyle Treen and Rachel, Corey, Adam and Deanna Holler. The family will be present to receive friends Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 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 Friday at 9:00 AM and from St. Amelia's Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited.



FUNDERBURG - Booker T.
9/17/1997

September 14, 1997. Friends may call Friday 12-5PM at the H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY INC., 968 Jefferson. Family will be present Friday 7-9PM at Youngs Tabernacle, 623 Best St., where funeral services will be conducted Saturday 11AM.



GROSS - Max H.
9/17/1997

Of Franklinville, NY, September 15, 1997, beloved husband of the late Barbara (Brennan) Gross; brother of June (Leonard) Evaniak, James, Mona (late Joseph) Mutka, Diane (Robert) Clifford and the late Faye (late Jospeh) Kamuda, Douglas (Eleanor), Jean (late Floyd) Francini, Jack (late Margaret), Katherine (late Charles) Lillis, Sylvia and Donald Gross; loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Flowers gratefully declined. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the CASTIGLIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 873 Abbott Rd., Thursday morning at 11 AM. Mr. Gross was a member of VFW Post #2721, Cuba, NY.



HALL - ALFRED
9/17/1997

September 15, 1997, husband of the late Antoinette (nee Savarde); dear father of Robert and Cheryl Hall and Melinda (Kevin) McAuliffe; grandmother of Kerry and Bronwen; brother of Gordon (Ruth) Hall. Funeral services and burial will be held Thursday in Portsmouth, RI. No prior visitation. Arrangements by the PACE FUNERAL HOME INC.



HARDY - Minnie E. (nee Olver)
9/17/1997

Of Tonawanda, September 15, 1997, age 80, wife of Richard R. Hardy; mother of Ward (Sandy) Bray, Nancy Cedarberg and Judy Simmons; stepmother of Iverna (Dale) Newsome; sister of Ruth (Arnold) Craig; grandmother of ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday, 2-4, 7-9 PM, at WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME INC., 307 Oliver St., N. Tonawanda, where services will be held Thursday at 10:30 AM. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc.



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.



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.



KISSEL - Daniel A.
9/17/1997

September 15, 1997, beloved husband of Gisela (Rozman); dear father of Daniel (Joy), Kimberley (Robert) Best, Dwayne (Suzanne), Kristina (Adelaja) Young and James Galioto; grandfather of eight; brother of Virginia Kissel and Bonnie (John) Borelli; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the JAMES E. GRACE FUNERAL HOME INC., 335 Ontario St., Thursday and Friday, 1-3 and 7-9 PM, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 AM. Dan was a member of the P.A.C. Club of North Tonawanda.



KOZLOWSKI - Anna (Pelczynski)
9/17/1997

Entered into rest at home on September 15, 1997 after a long illness, wife of the late William F.; mother of William J., Patricia (Joseph) Oliveri, David T. (Judie), James F. (Peggy) and Elaine (Russell) Dybowski; grandmother of eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister of Stanley and Martha. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the STEPHAN-BURNS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 266 East St. at Austin, where services will be held Friday at 9:15 AM. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Comstock Hospice, Olean, NY.



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.



MAROTTA - Anthony J.
9/17/1997

Of Lockport, September 16, 1997, husband of the late Anna Porretta; father of John (Mary Ann) and Frank (Mary), Lockport; grandfather of nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brother of Ida Marie (Anthony) Scalzo, Emma Peca, Samuel (Amelia), all of Lockport, and the late Ralph. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at PRUDDEN & KANDT FUNERAL HOME, 242 Genesee St. Lockport, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:30 and 10 in St. Joseph's Church, Lockport.



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.



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.



ROCHE - Roy A. (Bud)
9/17/1997

September 15, 1997, of Buffalo, NY, survived by Laura Roche; loving father of Rebecca, John (Ellen), E. Michael (Lynn) and Christopher; brother of Helen Green of Ft. Meyers, FL; also survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be scheduled for family and friends. To reflect his deep appreciation and support of environmental causes, donations may be made in his memory to Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 5565 Mapleton Rd., Lockport, NY 14094 or The Friends of Algonquin Park, Box 248, Whitney, ON K0J 2M0 Canada.



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.



SILVESTRI - Rose A. (nee DiPirro)
9/17/1997

September 16, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Pasquale 'Pat'; beloved mother of Edward J. (Joanne) and Robert J. (Marilyn) Silvestri; grandmother of six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; dear sister of Esther DiPirro, the late Joseph DiPirro and Jenny Avolio. The family will be present on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the (Lancaster-Depew Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6050 Transit Rd., where funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:30 AM and from Queen of Martyrs Church at 10 AM.



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.



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.



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



WITT - Jane C.
9/17/1997

Of Springville, NY, June 14, 1995, mother of Mary (Kenneth) Wells and Thomas Witt; also survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister of Ina Farner, Stella Witt, Bernice (John) Sprissler. Friends are invited to attend a graveside memorial service Thursday evening at 7 PM in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville, NY.


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