Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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BADACH - Mary B. (nee Delaunders)
9/20/1997

September 19, 1997, beloved wife of Matthew W. Badach; dear mother of Matthew (Barbara) Badach, Diane (Paul) Byrne, John (Donna) Badach, Linda (Alan) Walnock, Michael (Sharon) Badach and Nancy (Rolando) Rondon; grandmother of 16 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; sister of Doris Girome; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Parker), where funeral service will be held on Monday morning at 11 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired memorials made to the American Diabetes Association.
 
 

BANISH - Maryrose T. (Bielecki)
9/19/1997

Funeral service from the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3025 William St., near Union Rd, Monday at 9:30 AM and in Resurrection Church at 10 AM.
 
 

BEST - Carl H.
9/19/1997

September 16, 1997; of the Town of Tonawanda, NY; beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Stillwell) and Mildred (Eaton) Best; father of the late Stephanie Gore and Jacquelyn Zuppe; grandfather of Phyllis Noel (Alan) Deyo; great-grandfather of Stephanie and Brandon; father-in-law of Paul F. Gore; brother of Mary Gerster, Thelma (Charles) Partridge, Dorothy Lou (David) Snyder and Barbara Ann Woodmansee; dear friend of Helen Barry. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT, INC., FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave. where funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10. Friends invited. Mr. Best was a member of Buffalo Consistory S.P.R.S., Ismailia Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. and Kenmore Lodge #1132 F&AM under whose auspices a service will be held Sunday evening at 7:30.
 
 

BIRLI - Laura Langefeld
9/20/1997

September 19, 1997, wife of the late Henry V. Birli; mother of Barbara 'Bobbie' (Brian) Schofield and Paul B. (Lynn) Birli; grandmother of Christopher Birli, Jason and Jonathan Schofield, Laura Birli and Jacquelyn Schofield; sister-in-law of Wilma DeRosa; also survived by several nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service in the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville, Saturday morning, September 27 at 11:00 o'clock. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association or National Kidney Foundation. Arrangements by BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC.
 
 
 

BOCKRATH - Bessie (nee O'Neil)
9/20/1997

September 19, 1997, of the Town of Tonawanda, formerly of Hamburg, NY, wife of the late Joseph A. Bockrath; mother of Richard F. (Mary) Bockrath of the Town of Tonawanda and Bradley C. (Barbara) Bockrath of Bethel Park, PA; grandmother of Diane Bockrath, Amy (John) Gruttolori, Laura Bockrath, Philip Bockrath, John Harper and Colin Harper; sister of Anna Roberts of Hamburg, NY and the late Matthew O'Neil, Floria Hoppe, Ada Borchert, Ruth House, Chester O'Neil, and Frank O'Neil; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the FROEHLEY-DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 84 Lake St., Hamburg, where funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock.
 
 

BOEHLER - Dorothy R. (nee Chambers)
9/20/1997

September 19, 1997, beloved wife of the late Dr. Charles Boehler; beloved mother of Leslie Sedola, Karen, Greg (Wendy) and Jeffrey (Marianne), Paul (Laurie) Boehler; dear grandmother of seven grandchildren. The family will be present to receive friends Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Parker) where funeral service will be held on Monday at 8:45 AM and from Blessed Sacrament Church, Kenmore, at 9:30. Friends invited, flowers gratefully declined, if desired contributions may be made to Hospice Buffalo.
 
 

BOUDREAU - Malcolm J. Sr.
9/20/1997

September 19, 1997, husband of the late Mary Ann (MacDonald) Boudreau; father of Malcolm J. (Kathleen) Boudreau Jr.; brother of Simon Boudreau; predeceased by seven brothers and sisters; grandfather of Denise Donka, Daniel Boudreau and Anthony (Lisa) Laudico; great-grandfather of Donnelle, Dillon, Amy and Zachery. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Tuesday morning at 9:30 in S.S. Peter & Paul Church, Williamsville. Arrangements by BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME.
 
 

BRANIECKI - Felix H., Jr. 'Phil'
9/20/1997

September 18, 1997, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved husband of Diana (nee Jankowiak); dearest father of David (Judy), Daniel (Deborah), Daryle (Lisa), Deborah (Stephen) Sokolski and Dennis (Julie) Braniecki; survived by six grandchildren; five sisters; one sister-in-law; brothers-in-law; aunts; uncles; nieces and nephews; predeceased by a brother, Joseph. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Road, Cheektowaga, (2 blocks south of William St.) Monday morning at 9:30 and at St. Josaphat's Church at 10. Interment in St. Matthew's Cemetery. Mr. Braniecki was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, employee of Worthington Pump and Cheektowaga-Sloan School District and a member of the K. of C. Father Justin Council, 'DADS' of Leonard Post V.F.W. Post, American Legion and the Parish Choir and Holy Name Society (Sunday - 2 PM). Family present Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
 
 

CHURLEY - Margaret D. Grillo
9/20/1997

September 19, 1997; wife of George R. Churley; mother of George (Jeanette), Ronald (Penny), Mona (Greg) Rodemeyer and Timothy (Geralyn); sister of Josephine Mann, Elizabeth Sarnicola, Michael (Margaret) Grillo and Sylvia Price; also survived by 11 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday 7-9, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at LOOMIS OFFERS & LOOMIS INC. MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1820 Seneca St., where funeral will be held Monday at 10 AM.
 
 
 

ERNEST - William H., Jr.
9/20/1997

Of Wilson, NY; September 19, 1997; age 94; husband of the late Evelyn (Lyons) Ernest; father of Mrs. Donald (Dora) Stewart of Wilson, David Ernest of Winners, SD and Maurice Ernest of Belvidere, IL; brother of Mildred Fink of Spearfish, SD; also survived by 12 grand and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Monday at 10 AM from the HARDSION FUNERAL HOMES, INC., 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville, NY. Friends may call Sunday 7-9 PM. Memorials to the American Heart Association.
 
 

FASANELLO - Joanna J. (nee Montesano)
9/19/1997

September 18, 1997, beloved wife of the late Vincent V. Fasanello; mother of Dr. Sebastian (Jo Ellen) Fasanello, Claudette (late Philip) Lauria and Anthony (Madeline) Fasanello; also survived by 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister of Angeline Anzalone, Josephine Russo, Mildred Mondia and Rose Dragonette. The family requests relatives and friends to assemble at St. Margaret's Church, 1395 Hertel Ave., where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 9:30. No prior visitation. Flowers gratefully declined. Interment Mt. Olivett Cemetery. Mrs. Fasanello was a retiree of Harrison Radiator. Arrangements by PASCHAL C. RUBINO. THE RUBINO MEMORIAL HOME INC.
 
 

HARMON - Jesse J.
9/20/1997

Of West Seneca, NY, September 19, 1997, beloved husband of Mary Rizzo Harmon and the late Mary Hanson Harmon; dearest father of Mrs. Vomen (Kathleen) Potter, Jesse (Nancy) Harmon, Mrs. Alan (Mary Margaret) DeForest, Jay (Nancy), Frank (Susan) Rizzo and Mrs. Michael (Rosemary) Ratajczak; fond grandfather of nine grandchildren; brother of Mrs. Michael (Catherine) Murphy, Rose Harmon, Mrs. Lee (Dorothy) Kingston, William Harmon and the late Mrs. Alice (late George) Hoare and Mrs. Jane (Joseph) Smith. Friends may call Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS, INC., 4680 Clinton St. (corner Borden Rd.) West Seneca ( PH 668-5666), where funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:15 AM and from Fourteen Holy Helpers Church at 9 o'clock. Friends are invited. Sentiment may be expressed through a contribution to the City Mission or Friends of the Night People in memory of Jesse J. Harmon.
 
 

HURLBURT - Dennis C.
9/20/1997

September 17, 1997, of Depew, NY, beloved husband of Nina F. (nee) Fronk; dearest father of Deborah (George) Friedhaber, Douglas (Pamela), Donna (Mark) Lachat; loving grandfather of Tammy, Jennifer, Liana, Eric, and Justin; brother of Ronald. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.) Funeral services will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2311 Geoge Urban Blvd., Monday at 10 AM. (Please assemble at church). Interment Acacia Park Cemetery. Mr. Hurlburt was a retiree of Trico.
 
 

JACOBOWITZ - Sharon (nee Susman)
9/19/1997

September 18, 1997, dear wife of John Jacobowitz; loving mother of Beth Jacobowitz-Zive (David L.), Scott Jacobowitz; daughter of the late Rose P. Shulefand and Marvin Susman; sister of Alan Susman; cherished grandmother of Carly Jordan and Samantha Rose Zive. Funeral services will be held at Temple Beth Zion Sisterhood Chapel, 805 Delaware Ave., Sunday, September 21 at 2 PM. No prior visitations. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo or the charity of your choice. A period of mourning will be observed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at their residence. Arrangements by DELAWARE PARK CHAPEL.
 
 
 

JEFFERSON - Benjamin, Jr.
9/20/1997

September 18, 1997; beloved husband of Carol A. (nee Perdziak) Jefferson; also survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family will be present on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Delaware Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1132 Delaware Ave. (near W. Ferry) where funeral services will be held on Monday at 9:00 AM and from Blessed Sacrament Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.
 
 

KEGLER - Glenn A.
9/20/1997

September 19, 1997, of Alden, NY; beloved husband of Florence (Helwig) Kegler for 60 years; dear father of Glenn, Gary (Marsha), William (Pauline), Richard (Elizabeth), Ronald (Susan) and Donna (William) Kubik; also survived by nineteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; brother of Raymond Kegler, Edna Reynders, Ruth (Robert) Gilmore and the late Clarence, Edward and Alberta Hughes; brother-in-law of Carol Kegler. A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, September 27 at St. John's R.C. Church, Alden, NY at 10 O'Clock. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the WNY Heart Association, Cancer Society & the Alden Rescue Squad. Arrangements by the CHARLES MEYER FUNERAL HOME, INC.
 
 

KRAL - Donald C.
9/20/1997

Suddenly, September 16, 1997, son of Mary (late Charles) Kral; father of David (Rita); grandfather of Jennifer. No prior visitation. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. Don was a retiree of Western Electric. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the JAMES E. GRACE FUNERAL HOME, INC.
 
 

KULIK - Helen L. (nee Wisniewski)
9/20/1997

September 19, 1997, wife of the late Joseph; dear mother of David (Carol); grandmother of David Jr. (Lynda), Joseph (Sandy) and great-grandmother of David III, Jeremy, James and Kelly; sister of Richard Woods, Cecelia (Richard) Baginski and Ronald (Alice) Woods. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.) Monday 9:30 and Queen of Martyrs Church 10 AM. Friends invited. Family present Saturday 4-8 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
 
 

LEWIS - Robert S.
9/20/1997

September 18, 1997. Age 51, of North Tonawanda. Fiance of Marian Heim; son of Mrs. Jean Cuniff; father of Tamara M., Christine M. and Robert (Amy) Lewis; brother of Mrs. Donna (James) Richmond and Joanne Lyons; also survived by three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME INC., Adam and Seymours Sts., Tonawanda, where a prayer service will be held at 8:45 PM Sunday evening. Friends invited. Mr. Lewis was a Marine Corp Veteran of the Vietnam Era and was a Manager at Burlington Coat Factory.
 
 
 

McKEE - Richard H. (Duke)
9/19/1997

Memorial service 3 PM Saturday, September 20 at Hill Crest Cemetery, South 5252 Abbott Rd. Hamburg, NY. Graveside service, unless rain in which case will be in Chapel across the road.
 
 

McNEILL-KOZLOWSKI - Kathleen
9/20/1997

September 18, 1997, beloved wife of Gregory J. Kozlowski; dearest mother of Joshua G. and Colleen E. Kozlowski; dear daughter of Francis and Mary Jane (nee Downing) McNeill; sister of M. Sheila (Albert Jr.) Roma, Patrick F. (Marcia) McNeill, Theresa M. Brucz, Mary Jane (Lawrence) Vanderbosch and Michael J. (Joella) McNeill; daughter-in-law of Raymond and Irene Kozlowski; sister-in-law of Michael (Melanie) Kozlowski. Family will be present on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Drive (corner of Hopkins Rd.) where funeral services will be held on Monday at 8:45 AM and from St. Leo The Great Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made to Gregory Kozlowski as custodian for Joshua Kozlowski and Colleen Kozlowski, C/O Merrill Lynch, Key Tower, 50 Fountain Plaza, Suite 1100, Buffalo, NY 14202-2284.
 
 

MONAGHAN - Marian L. (nee Woodruff)
9/20/1997

Of Florida, formerly of Pendleton, NY; September 18 1997; beloved wife of the late Matthew D.; dearest mother of Donna J. (Peter) Snyder, Patrick D. (Lisa), Michael P. (Sharon) and Matthew D. (Linda) of Denver, CO; sister of Joseph (Jenny) Woodruff of Arizona, Herbert (Judi) Woodruff of Florida, Alfred (Peggy) Woodruff, Mildred (Thomas) Burns, Dorothy (Raymond) Long, Gerald Woodruff and Dianne C. (Joseph) Wilczewski; also survived by seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services from the URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6685 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY Monday morning at 10 AM. Visitation Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. George A. Urban, Director.
 
 

NEMI - Dr. Adiraj
9/20/1997

Of Orchard Park, NY, September 18, 1997, beloved husband of Mala (Dudgaonkar) Nemi; father of Anil, Ajit Roshan and Roopa Nemi; brother of Nirmala, Shantharaj, Nagaraj, Devpal, Subathra, Pathmini Sethu, Shivu and Apinagaraj Nemi. The family will receive friends Saturday 7-9 PM, at the F.E.BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., E. Quaker St., (Rte. 20A), Orchard Park. Bhajan will be held from the funeral home, Sunday 10 AM-12 PM. Hawan Ceremony held Monday at Elmlawn Crematory, 3939 Delaware Ave., (1 block south of Rte. 290), at 10 AM. Friends invited.
 
 

NIEMIEC - George A.
9/20/1997

Of North Tonawanda, NY, September 19, 1997; beloved husband of Gwendolyn (nee Schultz) Niemiec; most proud father of Katelyn, Ryan, and Zachary Niemiec; dear son of George A. (Judy) Niemiec Jr.; dear brother of Rennie (Deanna), Jack (Linda), Michael (Judy), Steven, and Cathy (Dan) Baker; dear grandson of Lyda Waugaman; also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; dear son-in-law of Nelson (Maryann) Schultz. Family will be present Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SABER FUNERAL HOME, 549 Oliver St., No. Tonawanda, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension R.C. Church, at 9:30. Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions may be made to the Niemiec Children's Fund. George was a retired employee of Aurora Home Care-Cheektowaga.
 
 
 

PALERMO - Frank J.
9/20/1997

September 16, 1997 beloved husband of the late Estelle (nee Mineo); dearest father of Frances (Robert) Stengel, Marie (Walter) Lechowski and James (Joni) Palermo; grandfather of eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren; brother of Lucy Alessi, Joseph, Anthony Palermo,the late Vincent, Angelo Palermo and Josephine Privertera. The family will be present to receive friends Sunday from 2-6 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd.) where funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 AM and from St. Paul's Church (Kenmore) at 10:15 AM. Friends invited.
 
 

PARLATO - Vincent J.
9/20/1997

September 18, 1997; of Kenmore, NY; beloved husband of the late Helen (nee Scheff) Parlato; father of Frank (Lillian) and Vincent (Barbara) Parlato; also survived by nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends received Sunday 5-8 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2909 Elmwood Ave. (near Sheridan Dr.) where funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:45 and at St. Pauls R.C. Church at 9:15. Flowers gratefully declined. Mr. Parlato was a licensed Real Estate Broker for over 50 years. Arrangements by PASCHAL C. RUBINO, THE RUBINO MEMORIAL HOME, INC.
 
 

PULVINO - Josephine L. 'Jessie'
9/20/1997

Age 95, August 20, 1997, of Virginia Beach, VA, dear sister of Gertrude E. Pulvino; also survived by five nephews, one niece and many other family members and friends. Gertrude Pulvino will be present to receive friends Sunday 4-6 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel), AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner Parker Blvd), where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM.
 
 

SCARDINO - John 'Jack'
9/19/1997

September 19, 1997; beloved husband of Bessie (nee Schiavone); dear father of John (Joyce) Scardino Jr. and Michael (Diane) Scardino; grandfather of John N., Michael, Liane and Heather; brother of Katie Scardino, Annie Booth, Ninfa Dean and the late Eleanor, Tina, Josephine, Fred and Sam. The family will be present Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd) where funeral services will be held Monday at 8:45 AM and from Annunciation Church at 9:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined.
 
 

SMITH - Ethel Burlingame
9/20/1997

September 6, 1997; Of Kenmore; beloved wife of the late Alfred F. Smith; loving mother of Donna S. Percy (John W.) and Paul S. Smith of Williamsburg, VA; devoted grandmother of Alan D. Percy (Susan Niver), Allison Percy of Philadelphia and Mark John Percy (Amy Sparrow); great-grandmother of David John, Jonathon Alan, Emma Lucille and Alexander Mark; dear sister of E. Donald Burlingame (Genevive) and the late Eleanor Menzies; beloved teacher of Marsha Littman (David), Nancy Varco (Charles), Lucy Kozlowski (Jerry), Sharon Szafran (Richard) and the late Anne Dagonese (Joseph). Friends may call at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT, INC., FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave., Kenmore from 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday, September 23, where funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00. Private burial will be in Warsaw, NY. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the memorial fund of Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore 14217 or to Children's Hospital, Child Life Department.
 
 
 

TAKACS - Josephine (nee Richter)
9/20/1997

September 19, 1997; wife of the late Charles, dear mother of James (Delphine) and the late Robert (Patricia) Takacs; grandmother of James Jr., Michael, Jennifer, Robert Jr. and Julie Takacs; sister of the late Dr. Virginia (late Matthew) Pawlak; fond aunt of James (Vicki), Suzanne Pawlak, Barbara (James) Schock and Joseph Pawlak. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks East of Dick Rd) Monday 9:00 AM and St. James Church 9:30. Friends invited. Family present Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mrs. Takacs was a member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality, F.O.E. Auxiliary #2592 and Charter member of Depew Schools PTA.
 
 

TEPAS - Corinne M. (nee Milbrand)
9/20/1997

September 18, 1997, beloved wife of Milton Tepas; dearest mother of Mary Tepas (Neal) Banks, Kathleen A. (Thomas) Graber and John M. (Susan) Tepas; grandmother of Gregory T. and Michael T. Banks, Heather Cryderman, Christopher Graber, Stefani and Jeffrey Tepas; also survived by brothers and sisters. The family will be present Saturday and Sunday 2:30-4:30 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr., (at Hopkins), where funeral services will be held Monday at 8:45 AM and from St. Gregory the Great Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invite. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc.
 
 

WOLANIN - Jozef Sr.
9/20/1997

September 19, 1997, beloved husband of Katarzyna (nee Bednarz); dear father of Jozef Jr. (Julia), Julian (Marianna) and Jane (Ken) Stalica; grandfather of Joe (Judy), Stan (Irene), John (Julia), Barb (Tim) Carpus, Andrew, Mark, Rob, Chris and Eddy Stalica; great-grandfather of Danielle, Jacob, Mathew, Brenden, Lucas and Justina; sister of Maria Bednarz of Poland. Family and friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at ST. JOHN'S FUNERAL HOME INC., 1456 Broadway (892-4600) where services will be held Monday at 9:15 and at 9:30 at St. John Kanty Church. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery.


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