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|BADACH - Mary B. (nee Delaunders)
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
BANISH - Maryrose T. (Bielecki)
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
BEST - Carl H.
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
BIRLI - Laura Langefeld
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)
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)
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
BOUDREAU - Malcolm J. Sr.
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'
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
CHURLEY - Margaret D. Grillo
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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
JEFFERSON - Benjamin, Jr.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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'
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'
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
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)
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)
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.
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.