Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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AILING, Esther M. (nee Waggoner) -
9/18/1997

September 16, 1997; beloved wife of the late Edward G. Ailing; dearest mother of Harold (late Barbara) Ailing; dear grandmother of Karen, Kathleen, Renee, Bridgette and great-grandmother of Gregory, Heather, Jocelynn and Allison. Family will be present on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Denneville Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 366 Ontario Street where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 AM. Friends invited.



BACKUS - Louine M. 'Lou'
9/18/1997

Of Hamburg, NY, September 15, 1997, daughter of the late Cornelius and Mary Backus; aunt of Geraldine Berg of Eden, NY and Harmon Whipple of Williamsville, NY; also survived by great nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. A memorial service was held at Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union St., Thursday at 7:30 PM. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14225. Arrangements by LOOMIS OFFERS & LOOMIS INC.



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.



BROOKS - Gerald G.
9/18/1997

September 17, 1997 of East Aurora, NY, husband of Veronica H. Brooks; father of Susan Andrea Brooks and Thomas A. (Barbara) Brooks; brother of Kenneth, Doris Martin, James (Joan) and the late Robert (survived by Elizabeth). No prior visitation. Private memorial service with interment in Marilla Cemetery, Marilla, NY. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the East Aurora Fish and Game Club, Inc., Grover Rd., East Aurora, NY 14052. Arrangements by KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME, INC., East Aurora, NY. Lawrence T. Howe, Director.



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.



CANELLA - Joseph J. 'Butch'
9/18/1997

Of Akron, September 16, 1997, husband of Kathy (Parker) Canella; father of Joseph, Jamie, William, Theresa, Anthony, Kyle Canella and Gilbertine Barnes; also survived by several grandchildren. Friends may call at the ROSS FUNERAL HOME, 117 Main St., Akron, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services Saturday at 1 PM at the Tonawanda Indian Baptist Church. The L.L. Tillman Post American Legion will have services Friday evening at 7:10 PM.



COOPER - Anna
9/18/1997

September 16, 1997, in Palm Coast, FL, beloved wife of the late Henry W. Cooper; loving mother of Susan B. (Ronald) Rondeau, Jerome R. (Sylvia) Cooper, Ann M. (Roy) Gregoire and the late Ronald H. Cooper; mother-in-law of Mary Lou; also survived by seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; sister of Rose Kachurek, Elizabeth Barrett and the late Mary Wolfe. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave, where funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Amelia's RC Church at 9:30. Friends invited.



DALEY - Norma Schank
9/18/1997

September 17, 1997, wife of the late James M. Daley; sister of Richard L. (Mary Ann) Schank, Mrs. Donald (Joan) Blake, Maryellen Campbell and the late John E. Schank; aunt of Richard J. Schank, Dr. Lucy Campbell, Laura West and Dr. Margaret Campbell. Funeral Service from Suburban CARLTON A. ULLRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 855 Englewood Ave., Saturday at 9:15 and St. Joseph's Cathedral at 10 AM. Friends invited. Family present Friday 2-4 and 7-9. Mrs Daley was a graduate of D'Youville College, University of Michigan and was a Greek and Latin Scholar.



DAUTCH - Charlotte W. (nee Wallach)
9/18/1997

September 16, 1997; wife of the late Charles Dautch; beloved mother of Phyllis D. Peyton of Blanchester, OH, Nancy D. Urdan of Berkley, CA; loving aunt of Dorothy Silver of Los Vegas; loving grandmother of Susan A. Juvelier, Alison Urdan, Leslie Aguada, C. Douglas Heilbrun, Timothy Urdan; loving great-grandmother of Dages Keates, Nicole Normant and Marcus Normant. Cherished friend of Vivian Lureman. Funeral services will be held Friday September 19 at 1 O'Clock PM from the DELAWARE PARK MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 2141 Delaware Ave. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to a charity of your choice.



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.



EHLERS - Geraldine
9/18/1997

September 15, 1997, beloved wife of the late Melvin Ehlers; dear mother of the late Curtis R. Smith; grandmother of Jill and Jamie Olson. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 911 Englewood Ave., Saturday at 12 O'Clock Noon. Memorials in her memory to the S.P.C.A.



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.



GERBEC - Arthur Wallace
9/18/1997

September 17, 1997, age 74 of the Town of Tonawanda, after a long illness, husband of Florence E. (nee Wright) Gerbec; son of the late Marcelein (nee Bourassa) Gerbec and the late Arthur Schuessler; adopted son of the late Louis C. Gerbec; father of Arthur W. (Marilyn), Robert L., James W. (Cheryl), Stephen M. (Linda), Lawrence W. (Suzie), Michael J. and the late Philip A. Gerbec and Barbara M. (John) Towner; brother of the late Jeanette (Francis) Dorn; also survived by six grandsons, five granddaughters and a niece, Louise Weaver. Friends may call on Thursday from 7-9 PM and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, INC., Adam and Seymour Sts., Tonawanda, where prayers will be said at 9 AM Saturday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at St. Francis Chapel on Adam St., Tonawanda. Friends invited. If desired, memorials to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. are preferred. Mr. Gerbec served as a bombardier in the Army Air Force during WW II and was a member of the American Legion Edward M. Daly Post No. 1130. He was employed by Exolon-E.S.K. as Chief Engineer for 37 years and then at Cunningham Co. in East Aurora before retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Engineering Society of Buffalo.



HOGAN - Robert W.
9/18/1997

Suddenly, September 16, 1997, beloved husband of Tillie (nee Cohen) Hogan; dear father of Dr. Robert W. (Connie) Hogan and Kathleen M. (Brent) Engle; grandfather of Jeremy, Eric, Molly Hogan, Jesse and Corey Engle. The family will be present to receive friends Saturday morning 9-10:30 AM at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 569 Cleveland Dr., where funeral services will follow at 10:30 AM and from Christ the King Church at 11 AM. Friends invited.



HOOPER - Elinor M. (nee Morgan)
9/18/1997

September 15, 1997, of Williamsville, formerly of Springville, NY, wife fo the late Kenneth R. Hooper; mother of Linda H. (Arthur) James and Richard K. (Lorraine) Hooper; grandmother of Melissa and Keith Hooper; sister of Elliott Morgan. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 271 E. Main St., Springville, NY, where funeral services will held Saturday at Noon. Expressions of sympathy may made to the American Lung Assn. of WNY, 210 John Glenn Dr., no. 3, Buffalo, NY 14228.



ISMERT - Orrin E.
9/18/1997

Suddenly, September 17, 1997, of Alden, NY, beloved husband of Lois; loving father of Al (Terri), Dave (Kathy), Lori (Rob) Puckett and Debbie (Noel) Harris; beloved grandfather of Sarah, Rachel and Jacob Ismert, Kristen and Nicole Ismert, Jason Meyer, Brianna Harris and Joshua Puckett. Family will receive friends at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 5448 Broadway, Lancaster, NY, Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 AM. Orrin, an avid golfer and woodworker, loved and served Jesus through his Youth Wiffleball League, Mended Hearts volunteer, vestry and choir member. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Organ Fund. Arrangements by the CHARLES MEYER FUNERAL HOME INC.



JENNINGS - Paul J.
9/18/1997

September 15, 1997, at home, beloved husband of Ruby; father of Marsha (Lawrence) Shaw; two step-sons and two step-daughters; many grandchildren. Calling at TREUSDELL FUNERAL HOME, 65 Main St., Belfast, 2-4 and 7-9 PM Friday. Funeral Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 2:00 PM at Belmont First Baptist Church. Memorials to Belfast Rescue Squad or Belmont Baptist Church.



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.



MAROTTA - Anthony A.
9/18/1997

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.



McCABE - Jeanne (Carr)
9/18/1997

Of West Seneca, September 13, 1997, mother of Thomas P. 'Max' (Joanne) and Michael (Maureen) McCabe; sister of Thomas (Mary Lou) Carr, Dolores (late George) Keyser of Maryland and Judy (Thomas) Beecher; daughter of the late Luke and May (Safee) Carr; also survived by eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the NORMAN E. GANNON & SONS, INC. FUNERAL HOME, 1075 Ridge Rd. (between South Park and Abbott), Lackawanna, where services will be held Saturday at 8:45 AM and at Sts. Rita & Patrick R.C. Church at 9:30 AM. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Make a Wish Foundation of which Mrs. McCabe was a member and Sts. Rita & Patrick R.C. Church Youth Program.



McCARTHY - John L.
9/18/1997

Of Springville, NY, September 17, 1997, husband of Jacqueline McCarthy (nee Sloane); father of Deborah (Joseph) Schweickert, Jeffrey (Marcia) McCarthy and Cindi (Ken) Schiffler; also survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; step son of Genevieve McCarthy; brother of Dennis (Maribeth) McCarthy, Penny Warner, Patsy (Richard) Anger; nephew of Pat Vacinek. Friends may call Thursday evening from 7-9 PM and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 271 E. Main St., Springville, NY, where a wake service will be held Friday evening at 8:30 followed by a prayer service Saturday morning at 9:30 and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o'clock from St. Aloysius Church, Springville, NY.



MICHAEL - Mary K. (nee Cotie)
9/18/1997

September 16, 1997; of Michigan City, IN, formerly of West Seneca, NY. Beloved mother of Mickie (Martin) Mrak of Michigan City, IN, Jacqueline (James) Collins, Barbara, Kimberly (Mike) Agro of Bethlehem, PA, Jody (Louis) Gimbrone, Rene Crisp of Portage, IN and John (Linda) Michael Jr. of Valpariso, IN; sister of Geraldine Mastrantoni, Shirley (Maurice) Bowes, Sharon (Jack) Landgraf, the late Anna Hoare, Gordon (Mary Ann) and Daniel Cotie; also survived by 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and dear friend of Donna Gill. Family and friends may call Friday 2-9 at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, where prayers will be said Saturday morning at 8:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Queen of Heaven Church at 9. Friends invited.



MILLER - William J., Jr.
9/18/1997

September 16, 1997 of Buffalo, NY, loving husband of Dureen (Slattery) Miller; father of William J. III (Karen), Patrick (Nancy), Timothy (Dawn), Keith (Mary), Susan (Joseph) Luciano and Bridget Miller; also survived by 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; brother of June Miller and Suzanne (Donald) Leonard; son in-law of Evelyn (Gerald) Taylor. Friends may call Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave., where funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:15. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Marks R.C. Church at 10. Friends invited.



PALGUTT - Helen (nee Kapczale)
9/18/1997

Of N.Tonawanda, September 16, 1997 wife of Stephen Palgutt; mother of Joseph (Patricia), William (Victoria) and Stephen (Christine) Palgutt; sister of John (Nellie), George (Joy) and Joseph Kapsalla, Mary Messervier, Margaret (Michael) Kokolus, Anna (John) Bauer; grandmother of six. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 and Fridays 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME INC., 307 Oliver St., N. Tonawanda. Services will be held Saturday at 9:30 AM at St. Stephen Byzantine Church, 620 Ayre Rd., Williamsville. If desired, memorials may be made to Buffalo Hospice Inc.



PITRELLI - Rita (nee Rados)
9/18/1997

Age 69, of Depew, NY, suddenly August 29, 1997, wife of the late Frank C. Pitrelli Sr.; mother of Frank C. (fiance Elaine Walter) Pitrelli and Lynda (Brad) Laude; grandmother of Jennifer Pitrelli and Justin Laude; daughter of Helen Rados; sister of Raymond, John (Shirley), Dorothy, Delores, Gertrude (Richard), Eleanor (Bill) and Rose; also many nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. A memorial mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 French Rd., Depew, Saturday, September 20 at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Donations will be accepted by JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., Morgan and William Sts., Tonawanda, NY 14150.



RAWLINGS - Samuel
9/18/1997

September 14, 1997. Friends may call Friday 12-5 PM at H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY INC., 968 Jefferson Ave. Family will be present Saturday, 10 AM at Stairway to Heaven C.O.G.I.C., 1449 Fillmore Ave., where funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM.



REKTORIK - Dolores
9/18/1997

Of Blasdell, NY September 17,1 997, loving daughter of the late John and Anne (Ohren) Rektorik; dear sister of John 'Jack' (Betty) Rektorik; dear aunt of Deborah (Damian) Kurczewski, Edward (Hope), Jay (Barbara) and William (Brenda); also survived by great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from the (Blasdell Chapel) of the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME INC., 3748 South Park Ave. and at Our Lady of Grace Church at 9:30. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends invited. Delores was a WW II Coast Guard Veteran. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc. Family present Thursday 7-9, Friday 2-4, 7-9 PM.



RICE - Edith
9/18/1997

Of Buffalo, NY, September 16, 1997, wife of the late Donald Rice Sr.; loving mother of Shirley (Charles) Caple, Donald (Judy), Deborah (Dave) Klein and Lynn Murphy and the late Barbara Durnell; sister of Mabel Pfhalert and Gloria Sterling; also survived by 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Friends received at the LINK-FOX CO., INC. FUNERAL HOME, 355 Grant St. (corner Potomac) on Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo.



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.



SALISBURY - Milton A.
9/18/1997

September 16, 1997, at age 84, of Bergen, NY, husband of Mildred; father of Jane (Michael) O'Shea Slack and the late Charles; brother of Leah Gallup; also survived by two grandchildren. Friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 51 Lake St., Bergen, where services will be held Friday at 10:30 AM. Memorials to the Heart Association or the Bergen Rescue Squad.



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.



SZKLARZ - Adeline B. (Piechowicz)
9/18/1997

September 18, 1997, beloved wife of Alfred J. Szklarz; devoted mother of Elaine (Robert) Cloder, Thomas (Linda) Szklarz and Camille (Carlos) Elliott; loving grandmother of Thomas, Matthew, Jocelyn, Russell and Janae; dear sister of Alex (Rena) Peck, Irene Piechowicz and Natalie (Arthur) Woods; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2005 Clinton St. (corner S. Ogden), Saturday at 9 AM and at St. Casimir Church 9:30 AM. Family present Friday 2-4, 7-9 PM



TARTS - Gus
9/18/1997

Entered into rest September 14, 1997, former owner of Tart's market on Dodge St. Survivors include a mother, Isabelle Robinson, three sons, Willie (Donna) of Baltimore, John Hatchett (Sandra) and the late Roosevelt Rush (Josephine) of Buffalo, ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Family to receive friends Friday 11 AM at the Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 179 East Ferry St. Funeral services to follow at Noon. Interment Forest Lawn, Rosewood Mausoleum.



TESCH - Roy Clifford
9/18/1997

Age 78, of North Tonawanda, NY, September 17, 1997, in DeGraff Memorial Hospital; beloved father of David (Cheri) Tesch and William (Sue) Tesch; brother of Betty (Ray) Bosz and Edie (Russ) Dotzler, and the late Floyd and Norman Tesch; grandfather of eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; beloved friend of Emma Gillis and family. Mr. Tesch was a long time member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 2163, Legion of the Moose and Pilgrim of the Moose. He was also an honorary member of Live Hose Co. No. 4. No prior visitation. A memorial service will be held Friday at 7 PM from the FRETTHOLD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Niagara Hospice.



VANDERMEER - Mabel (Ahles)
9/18/1997

Of Yorkshire, NY, formerly of Springville, September 16, 1997, wife of the late John Vandermeer; mother of the late George and Paul 'Skip' Vandermeer; sister of Ida (Richard) Robinson and the late Clayton Ahles, Rozella Benedict, Magdalene Ahles and Emma Ahles; grandmother of Kim (Timothy) Granger; also survived by eight nieces and two nephews. Friends may call Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the W. S. DAVIS FUNERAL HOME INC., Arcade, where prayers will be said Friday at 10 AM. Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM from St. Aloysius Church in Springville.



WIERTEL - Lottie (nee Lawniczak)
9/18/1997

September 18, 1997, of Sloan, NY, beloved wife of the late Leon Sr.; dearest mother of Leon (Joan), Frank Wiertel and Maryanne (Charles) Soponski; survived by six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; beloved companion of John Ratka; sister of the late Genevieve (late Vincent Januchowski and late Stanley Pawlowski), late Sr. Mary Franceline C.S.S.F. and Helen (late Joseph) Ostempowski. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2047 Broadway, Cheektowaga-Buffalo City Line, Saturday morning at 9:00 and at St. Andrew's Church at 9:30. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Mrs. Wiertel was a past member of the Ladies Social Club of Sloan and life member of the Parish Rosary Society and Mothers Club (Friday-6:45 PM). Family present Thursday 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM..


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