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|BERGHORN - Viola A. (Gramm)
September 22, 1997 wife of the late Alfred J. Berghorn; mother of Gloria (Walter) Hallbauer; grandmother of Walter (Nancy) and Kristin Hallbauer; sister of Irma (Amedeo) Presutti, the late Dorothy Schultz and Orah Ess. No prior visitation. A funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME, 5541 Main St. at Cayuga Rd., Williamsville. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's EV. Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.
Of Amherst, NY, September 22, 1997, beloved husband of Gina (nee Amarante); dear son of Robin and Regina Bernsdorf; dear son-in-law of Anthony and Maria Amarante; fond brother of Kelly (William) Hall; grandson of Albert (Jean) Stanley, Betty Hagadorn, Frank (Mary) Amarante and Luigi (Mary) Piscitelli. Funeral service Thursday at 11:00 AM from the URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 6685 Transit Rd., East Amherst (2-1/2 mi. North of Maple). Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. George A. Urban, Director.
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.
September 19, 1997, toy designer, 66 yrs, of complications following heart surgery, husband of Pauline Burke Breneman, brother of Ernest S. Breneman; father of Burke A., Brian C., Beth Anne and Paula (Dory) Breneman; father-in-law of Lauren Austin and cherished grandfather of Cass, Jacob and Jesse. In celebration of his life and talent, friends and family will be honoring him on Sunday September 28th from 6-8 PM at his home in Orchard Park, NY. Memorial Gifts may be directed to Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, 73 High St, Buffalo, NY 14203.
Of Hamburg, NY, suddenly, September 22, 1997, beloved husband of Ann (nee Yager); dear father of Edward (Mary) and Allan (Cheryl) Button, and Mary Ann (Mark) Olejnik; Papa of Jennifer, Samantha, Edward, Nikole, Richard, Christopher and Justin Button and Mehgan Olejnik. Funeral from the DONALD M. DEMMERLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 21 Pierce Ave., Hamburg, Thursday morning at 9:20 and from St. Francis of Assis Church at 10:00. Friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mr. Button was a member of American Legion Post #270, Hamburg Council 2220 K of C, Msgr. Leo Toomey 4th Degree, and Senior Knights.
September 22, 1997, of Kenmore, NY, beloved wife of the late Peter J. Cammarata; mother of Peter (Diane) and Jeffrey (Karen) Cammarata; grandmother of Kirsten, Jeffrey and Timothy; sister of Frances Pangallo, Lucille (Jack) Tolley, John Paul (Leslie) Farley, Michele (Lucien) Lodestro and the late James (Aurelia) Farley; daughter of the late William and Grace. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 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 9:45. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul's RC Church at 10:15. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Memorial Fund.
58, memorial service to be held Saturday, September 27, 1997. Arrangements by PAUL A KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS, INC. ( PH 668-5666).
Of Buffalo, NY, entered into rest suddenly, September 23, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Charles A. Cirringione; devoted mother of Salvatore (Melissa) Cirringione, Nancy (Anthony) Sardina, Charles T. (Kathi) Cirringione and Geraldine (Salvatore) Spano; cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Charles, Carla, Stephanie, Emily and Samantha; loving daughter of the late Michael and Laura (nee Desimone) Gallo; fond niece of Marie Page. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (City Chapel), 102 Linwood Ave. at Summer on Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral will be held on Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church at 9:30 o'clock. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
September 22, 1997, of the Town of Tonawanda, beloved wife of the late Michael J. Cullinan; dear mother of Dennis M. (Ana) of Washington, D.C., Karen M. (Domingo) Cullinan-Pagan of Newton, MA and Timothy B. (Yoko) Cullinan of Seattle, WA; sister of Francis (Harriet) Jann and the late Norbert and Carlton Jann; grandmother of Luna Pagan and Andrea Agro; great-grandmother of Shanon Turner and Marissa and Michael Mondragon. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME INC., 911 Englewood Ave., Thursday at 11 AM. Memorials in Lucille's memory to Hospice Buffalo, Inc.
Of Buffalo, NY, entered into rest September 22, 1997. Beloved wife of Thomas M. Dolphin; devoted mother of Thomas (Trisha) Dolphin, John (Sharon) Dolphin, Cathy (Michael) Palumbo; cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren; loving daughter of the late Steven and Crystal Moshides; dear sister of John (Tulla) Moshides, Archie (Marian) Moshides, Mary Giamo and Helen Mieunier; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (City Chapel), 102 Linwood Ave. at Summer on Tuesday from 7-9 PM and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the Trisagion-Holy Services will be held on Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Entombment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Suddenly September 23, 1997 of Williamsville, NY; beloved husband of Jeanne (nee Krause); also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at G. BRIAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst (1 mile north of Maple Rd., just past Klein Rd.) where prayers will be offered Friday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Gregory the Great Church at 9:30 AM.
September 22, 1997 daughter of the late William and Agnes (Jordan) Flynn; sweet sister of Margaret Flynn and the late Richard and James (late Julia) Flynn. Friends received Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the NIGHTENGALE FUNERAL HOME, 1884 South Park Ave (near Tifft) where services will be held on Thursday morning at 9 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from the Church of the Holy Family at 9:30. Friendsinvited. Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum.
September 22, 1997, beloved wife of the late Harry Goldsmith; mother of Richard (Madelaine) and Paul (Candee) Goldsmith; grandmother of Pamela, Jason and Adam. She will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on October 19 at 11 AM at the Weinberg Campus Social Day Room, 2700 North Forest Rd., Amherst. Arrangements by the DELAWARE PARK MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., Jay L. Mesnekoff, Director.
Formerly of Lackawanna, NY, September 23, 1997, beloved husband of the late Sophie (nee Ziarniak); dearest father of Regina (Walter) Paciorkowski and the late Michael; brother of the late Stanley, William, Joseph, Fred and Celia Klinczar; also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services Friday morning at 10 from the (Blasdell Chapel) of the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME INC., 3748 South Park Ave. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends invited. Family present Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
Age 55, in Gresham, OR formerly Woodlawn, NY, September 8, 1997, wife of Tom Hathaway; mother of Kim Munday and Mark Jewart both of Georgia, Brian Jewart of Oklahoma and Michelle Simpson of Georgia; also survived by seven grandchildren; daughter of Anna Pirman Rados and the late Anthony Rados; sister of Anna Caldwell, Marge Yarnall, Andrea Wendley and Suzanne Mrozek. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Friday, September 26 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Rte. 5, Woodlawn. In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Mary's School for the Deaf would be appreciated.
Of Cheektowaga, NY, September 2, 1997, beloved wife of John M.; dearest mother of James E. Zunner, Mary M. Zunner and Laura (Will) Barnard; step-mother of Neal, Dawn Sam, Mark and Nancy Hodgson; sister of Bonnie J. (Leonard) Komanski; also survived by five grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at St. Barnabus Church, Depew on Saturday, September 27 at 11 AM. No prior visitation. Funeral arrangements by the URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Of Buffalo, NY, entered into rest September 18, 1997, beloved mother of Roland James and the late Kenneth Peterson and Reginald Williams; also survived by 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Friends and family may call Wednesday 7-9 PM at the THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME INC., 995 Genesee St. Services Thursday at 11 AM at First Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Pine St. Interment Buffalo Cemetery.
September 22, 1997; of Lackawanna, NY; beloved husband of the late Adele M. (nee Karolczyk); dearest father of Gale (Patrick) Coady, Sandra (George) McGee and Roy (Lynn) also survived by ten grandchildren; great grandfather of Rachael Jane Wierzbicki, son of the late Vermund O. and Helen Johnsen; brother of Audrey (late Bill) Evans, Arlene Youngs and the late Marie (late Leo) Pinkoske, Alta (late Harvery) Brown Sr., Vermund O. (Mary Doris) Johnson Jr., Herbert and Jean Johnsen; also survived by nieces and nephews. Services from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY Thursday morning at 9 AM and from Our Lady of Grace Church at 9:30 AM. Mr. Johnson was a member of the American Legion Post # 63, Rosebrook Country Club, Brotherhood of Railroad Retirees and the 459th Bomb Group Assoc. Visitation Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9.
Of Getzville, NY, September 27, 1997, beloved wife of Elmer J.; dearest mother of Leslie (Patricia); loving grandmother of Deborah Bennett, Annette DiPasquale and Michael Kaufman; great-grandmother of Christine; sister of Florence (Frederick) Frantz, Benny (Rita) Wylupski and the late Edward, Harry and Alfred Wylupski, Fay Piesezinski; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service Thursday at 9 AM from the URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 6685 Transit Rd., East Amherst, NY, and St. Pius X Church at 9:45 AM. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. George A. Urban, Funeral Director.
September 23, 1997, wife of the late William J. Korzelius; mother of Karen (Richard) Braun, Janet (Richard) Monte, Mark (Diana) Korzelius, Linda (Tomas) Marengo and David Korzelius; also survived by nine grandchildren; sister of Kathleen (Floyd) Stanczak and Barbara Darkus and the late Iva Coble, Wilda Stahl, Vivian Palmer and Nona Flynn; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the REGER FUNERAL HOME INC., 3135 Main St. at Highgate, where funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 AM. Memorials may be sent to Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd.
September 22, 1997, age 89, of the Town of Wheatfield, after a brief illness, wife of the late Wesley Kunde; sister of Esther and Clarence (Dorothy) Will; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday morning 9-11 AM at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME INC., Adam and Seymour Sts., Tonawanda, where services will be held at 11 AM. Friends invited. Mrs. Kunde was a member of the Broad Street Baptist Church, Tonawanda, and was employed at Remington Rand Company, North Tonawanda, for 40 years before retiring.
September 22, 1997; beloved wife of the late Andrew J. Gibson and Harold P. Lesswing; dear mother of Betty Ann (Stanley) Becker and the late James R. Gibson; mother-in-law of Caren Gibson; grandmother of Kim M. (Michael) Heckler, Michael P. Braun and Andrew J. (Tambrey) Gibson; great-grandmother of 5 great-grandchildren; sister of the late Edward Nosbisch, Lucy King and Marian Hoch. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday from Our Lady Help of Christians Church at 10AM. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made in Mrs. Lesswing's memory to Alzheimer's Association of W.N.Y., 1914 Colvin Ave., Tonawanda, NY 14150. Arrangements by AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC.
September 24, 1997, beloved wife of the late Chester; dearest mother of Robert R. (Florence) and Barbara (Paul) Gredzicki; survived by five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; predeceased by brothers and sisters; sister-in-law of Angeline Lawida, of New Jersey, and Sophie Maciejewski. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2047 Broadway, Cheektowaga-Buffalo City line, Friday morning at 9 and at St. John Kanty Church at a 9:30. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, family will be present Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
September 22, 1997; beloved wife of the late Joseph M.; dearest mother of Paul (Sharon), Joyce (Joseph) Valvo, Ellen (Edwin) Gerhardt, David (Else), Janet (David) Hastreiter, Craig (Pam) and Colin. Dear grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. The family will be present Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the URBAN-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 3645 Genesee St. (2 blocks East of Union), where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:00am. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined; memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
September 21, 1997, of Pendleton, NY, wife of the late William 'Mac' McCarthy; dear mother of Penelope Ann Ryan and the late Douglas (Shirley) McCarthy; also survived by five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. All are invited to a graveside memorial service at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Friday at 1 PM. Arrangements by D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME, Kenmore, NY. 873-4774.
September 23, 1997; beloved wife of the late Dean E.; mother of John (Barbara), late Robert C.; grandmother of Todd, Ronald, Dean (Michelle), Glen and Megan; great-grandmother of Aaron McClenathan; also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family at the EDWARD J. CICHON FUNERAL HOME, 4929 Broadway, Depew, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9. Prayer service Thursday 10AM. Relatives and friends invited. Nancy was a member of the Buffalo Figure Skating Club, a U.S. Figure Skating Judge and a former Olympic metal winner.
Of Buffalo, NY, September 16, 1997, beloved aunt of Michael J. and Jonathan P. Seguin, Susan M. Seguin-Bullok, Eleanor C. Rimoldi, Mary Ann Valaitis, Jane Freeman, George and Susan Miller; also survived by grand-nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a memorial service Friday 12 PM at Nazareth Lutheran Church, (Skillen Ave), followed by inurnment at Elm Lawn Cemetery Chapel at 2 PM. Arrangements CREMATION CENTERS OF WNY (881-6448).
September 19, 1997, beloved wife of Joseph; dear mother of Frank (Kathleen) and Joseph F. (Bonnie) Moley; grandmother of Joseph P., Paul, Erik, Melissa, Randy and Kari; also survived by brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Memorial service to be held Saturday 9:15 at Infant of Prague Church, 921 Cleveland Dr. Donations may be made to a Cancer Society of your choice. Arrangements PACER FUNERAL HOME INC.
September 22, 1997, daughter of the late Sally and Medio Mussachio; sister of the late Anthony (Annette) Mussachio; aunt of Teanna Manley, Anthony C., Michael, Marc, and Jason Mussachio; cousin of Eileen, Michael, Joseph and Dean Insalaco and Millie Borowicz; survived by seven great-nieces and nephews. Memorial service Saturday, September 27, 9:30 AM, St. Leo the Great Chapel, Amherst, NY.
September 21, 1997, of North Collins, NY, beloved wife of Robert Ortel; dearest mother of Dan (Laurie) Ortel, Diane N. (Keith) Cross and Karen (Thomas II) Swan; grandmother of seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister of Evelyn Holcomb, Winifred Bley and the late Alverta Cooper and Luther W. Yochum Sr.; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 62, North Collins, NY, where the funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 11. Mrs. Ortel was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary Eden VFW Post 8265 and the Eden Legion Post 880.
In Hamburg, NY, September 20, 1997; wife of the late Charles Schauf; mother of Neil (Marilyn) Schauf, Nancy (Don) Wohlhueter, Mary (John) Newson; survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister of Gladys Nagel. Family will receive friends Thursday 2-4 and 7-9PM at the RAPIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2407 Genesee St. (corner of Pine Ridge Rd.). Friends invited to a funeral service from Cleveland Hill Lutheran Church, 261 Cleveland Dr., Buffalo, NY 14215 at 11:30AM Friday. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or Cleveland Hill Lutheran Church.
September 22, 1997; beloved husband of Carol E. Hauenstein Schweitzer; father of Mrs. Anthony (Carolyn) Giovino; brother of George, Frederick, Franklin Schweitzer. Friends may call at the Suburban CARLTON A. ULLRICH FUNERAL HOME INC. 855 Englewood Ave., Tonawanda Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM and are invited to attend a memorial service from Grace Parkridge United Church of Christ, 75 Hewitt, Friday at 12 Noon. Interment private. Gifts to Grace Parkridge Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Mr. Schweitzer was a member of National Association of Letter Carriers Branch Number 3.
Of Colden, NY, September 23, 1997, wife of Bernard J. Vogt; mother of Michael (Donna), Bernard (Martha), Terrance (Judy), James (Paula) and Joy Vogt; grandmother of nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME INC., 307 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, NY, where prayers will be said Friday at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Albert the Great RC Church. If desired, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities.
Suddenly September 22, 1997, beloved husband of Jessie E. Walpole; dear father of Ann (Morris) Kittler of Natick, MA, Penny (Robert) Burrell of Rochester, MI and Catherine (Ronald) Schara; brother of the late Robert Walpole; grandfather of nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME INC., 911 Englewood Ave, Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where Funeral Services will be held Friday at 9:15 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church (Englewood Ave) at 9:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John the Baptist Outreach. Ted was a past president of St. John's Holy Name Society and a Eucharistic Minister.
September 20, 1997, husband of Amelia Hangen Webb; father of Janet (Jim) Weaver, Calvin E. Jr. (Janice), Linda (Terry) Parsons, Shirley (Jim) Roche, John (Sandy), Harold (Maureen), James (Laurie), Betty (Paul) Glab, Charles (Peggy), Paul (Elizabeth), Joseph (Lisa), Loraine (Keith) Fields, William (Liz), and Mary Jane (Ron) Laskowski; also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren; predeceased by brothers and a sister. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at LOOMIS, OFFERS & LOOMIS INC. MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1820 Seneca St., where funeral will be held Thursday morning at 11 AM and at St. Teresa's Church at 11:45 AM. Flowers declined. Mr. Webb was a member of Precinct 12 Buffalo Police Reserves.
Of Niagara Falls, NY, September 23, 1997. Brother of Mary W. Hastee of Niagara Falls, NY and the late Agnes Jones; uncle of Ann E. Hastee of Rochester, NY, James R. (Linda) Hastee of Lewiston, NY and Andrew J. (Joan) Hastee of Alabama, NY; dear friend of Ida Parker of Niagara Falls, Ontario; brother-in-law of the late Andrew J. Hastee; also survived by many great and great-great nieces and nephews. The family will be present at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 124 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls, NY, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Thursday where funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Church. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Niagara University Father Burke Fund.
September 21, 1997, husband of the late Artie (nee Sadaj); dear father of Tom (Brenda) and Tina (Lloyd) Lowry; grandfather of Marissa, Alexe and Brittany; brother of Dorothy (Ed) Kamien, Theresa (Fred) Ippolito, Richard (Maryann) Wujek; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.), Thursday, 9:30, and Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 10 AM. Friends invited. Family present Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mr. Wujek was a member of UAW Local 774 and life member of DAV Chapter 150.