Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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BOLLER - Janet L. (nee Beyers) 4/12/01
April 10, 2001, of East Aurora, NY, beloved wife of Larry W. Boller; devoted mother of Sean, Jennifer (Brian) Sibiga and Shane; dear sister of Marie (John) Guzdek, Melvin Beyers, Evie (Carl) Purdham, Viola (Allen) Pfieffer, Sally (Sal) Casuccio, Michael (Phyllis), Charles (Cathy) and Bill (Shelly) Beyers and the late Shirley (survived by Joseph) Romanchuk; also survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, Saturday at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials in Janet's name may be made to the Heart Association of WNY.

CONROY - Marjorie D. 4/13/01
Of East Aurora, NY, on April 12, at her home; wife of the late John J. Conroy; mother of Diana Conroy, James T. (Nancy), Barbara McHenry (Gerald), John F. (Nancy); grandmother of Jerry, Alisha and Jonathan McHenry, Lisa and Christopher Conroy and Sean Conroy. No prior visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowes memorial donations to Hospice of Buffalo, Inc. Arrangements by the KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME, East Aurora.

FARLEO - Samuel M. 4/13/01
April 11, 2001, beloved husband of Patricia Elizabeth (nee Agars) Farleo; dearest father of Linda (Donald) Sauberan and John (Denise) Farleo; grandfather of Dana and Ashley Farleo; predeceased by brothers and sisters. The family will be present Monday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the (Harris Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8440 Main St., where funeral services will follow immediately at 12:00 PM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.

FITZPATRICK - Shawn F. 4/12/01
April 10, 2001, beloved son of Francis J., and Jean (Devine) Fitzpatrick; brother of Carrie A. Fitzpatrick; grandson of Francis and Lorraine Fitzpatrick and the late Michael and Julia Devine; also survived by aunt, uncles and cousins. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the (Buffalo Chapel) THOMAS H. McCARTHY FUNERAL HOME, 1975 Seneca St., where funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9:00 and from St. Teresa's Church at 9:30.

GALLAGHER - Daniel W. 4/13/01 Of Orchard Park, NY, formerly of South Buffalo , April 11, 2001, loving husband of Dolores A. (Attea) Gallagher; beloved father of Daniel Elias (Carol), Sean Patrick (Noel), Scott Joseph (Patricia) and Sabrina Jude-Attea (Craig) Aszkler; grandfather of Benjamin David, Haley Frances, Sarah Lynn and Quinn Elias; brother of James (Philomena) and Peter (Jeannette) and Mary (late Clayton) Osterman. The family will receive friends Friday 7-9 PM and Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., E. Quaker St., (Rte 20A) Orchard Park. Services from the funeral home Tuesday 12:00 PM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Maron Church, 2040 Wehrle Dr., Williamsville at 1:30 PM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials made to your local Lions Club.

GEORGE - Elenora E. (nee Zang) 4/13/01
April 11, 2001, age 91 years, beloved wife of William; dear aunt of Mary Ann McCartney of Wallingford, CT, Grace Ruhland, and Richard Gessert of Depew. Visitation Saturday 2-4 PM at SHEPARD BROS. FUNERAL HOME, 10690 Main St., Clarence. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence, Monday at 9:30 AM. Please assemble at church. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial may be made to Brothers Of Mercy Nursing Home.

GICZKOWSKI - Melania F. 4/13/01
(Krzyzanowski) April 8, 2001, of Cheektowaga, NY. Beloved wife of the late Walter; dearest mother of Patricia (James) Zielinski, William Giczkowski and Mary Jane (Walter) Pawlowski; loving grandmother of Donna, Timothy, Michael, Robert and five great-grandchildren; sister of Dorothy Baker, Edward Kalejta and the late Emil, Stephania, Louie and Richard; survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Rd., Cheektowaga (2 blocks South of William St.) Monday morning at 8:15 and at Fourteen Holy Helpers Church at 9. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Mrs. Giczkowski was a member of the Holy Apostles Peter & Paul Church Bishop Committee. Family present Saturday only 2-4 & 7-9 PM . Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Assoc.

GILLESPIE - Robert MD F.R.C.S. 4/12/01
'Edinburgh & Canada' Of Buffalo, NY, April 9, 2001. Loving husband of Kaye S. Gillespie; beloved father of Jennifer A. (Glenn) Cook and Ian H. (Martha) Gillespie; grandfather of Jamie and Lindsay Cook, Kyle, Cameron, Kate and Darcy Gillespie. No prior visitation. A memorial ceremony will be held Saturday April 21, 2001, at 12:00 PM, in St. Joseph's University Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers memorials made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the F. E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC.

JENNY - Elizabeth A. (nee Smith) 4/12/01
Of Eden, NY, April 11, 2001, wife of Michael Jenny Sr.; mother of Michael Jr. and Kevin Jenny; sister of Donna Johnson, Mary Lou (Russell) Gardner, Kathleen (David) Curtin and the late James (Mary Ann) Smith. Friends may call at the DONALD M. DEMMERLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 21 Pierce Ave. Hamburg, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Foundation or Muscular Dystrophy Association.

KAMINSKI - Carol Ann (nee Ceranski) 4/13/01
April 11, 2001, age 59, beloved wife of Robert; dear mother of Thomas (Bonnie), Kimberly (Peter) Derse, Kevin (Cori), Lisa and Michele Kaminski; grandmother of Daniel, Ryan, Kaylee, Stephanie, Matthew, Katie and Kellie; sister of Dr. Daniel (Patricia) Ceranski; sister-in-law of Carol and Thomas P. Kaminski; aunt of Sean Cochran. Funeral from PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd., (two blocks east of Dick Rd.), Monday, 9:30, and St. Barnabas Church, 10 AM. Friends invited. Family present Saturday-Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Contributions to be made in Carol A. Kaminski's name to the American Diabetes Association.

KELLY - John J. 4/11/01
Of Lakeview, suddenly April 10, 2001. Husband of Barbara A. (Schipani) Kelly; father of Salvatore (Jean) Andolina and Jacqueline Kelly; brother of Maureen (Anthony) St. George and Betty (James) Schmidt; grandfather of Salvatore and Vincent Andolina and Tina Dineen. Visitation Thursday and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the NORMAN E. GANNON & SONS, INC. FUNERAL HOME, 1075 Ridge Rd., between Southpark Ave. and Abbott Rd., Lackawanna. ( 824-4000), where services will be held Saturday at 9:15 AM and at St. Mary of the Lake Church at 10 AM. Burial to follow in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Eden.

KWITEK - Robert S. Sr. 4/12/01 April 11, 2001, of Sloan, NY; beloved husband of Lynne M. Kwitek (Schoenthaler); dearest father of Robert S. Kwitek Jr.; dearest son of the late Stanley J. and Emily Kwitek; brother of Richard (Lynda) Kwitek and Judith Ann (John) Semanczyk; also survived by nieces. Services at St. Andrews Church, Sloan, NY, Saturday at 10:00 AM. Please assemble at church. Interment in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Lancaster. Mr. Kwitek was a Coastguard Veteran, past Commander of the Koszuta #1639 American Legion Post, former Sgt. At Arms of the Erie County 40 & 8 and active member of the Allegany State Park Historical Society. Arrangements by the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME. Flowers gratefully declined.

LAWRENCE - Bryan M. 4/12/01
April 11, 2001, beloved son of Brian J. and Donna L. (nee Wagner) Lawrence; dearest brother of Shannon R. Lawrence; grandson of Andrew (Frances) Lawrence; Janice Wagner and the late Bernard Wagner; dearest nephew of Andrew M. (Marilyn) Lawrence, David and Kevin Lawrence, Debbie (Gary) Chmielowiec, Robert (Michelle) Wagner and Robin (Kevin) Kalinowski; also survived by several cousins. The family will be present Thursday evening 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr, at Parker, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 8:45 AM and a solemn blessing from St. Florian Church at 9:30 AM. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday from St. Florian Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation.

LOBBETT - Edward J. 4/12/01 April 11, 2001, beloved fiance of Edna Pavel; dear brother of Melvin (Marion) Lobbett; son of the late Howard and Emilie. Friends may call at the JAMES E. GRACE FUNERAL HOME INC., 335 Ontario St. Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 AM. Ed was a retiree of Hooker Chemical and a veteran of WW II.

McMANUS - Raymond 4/12/01 April 11, 2001; beloved husband of Suzanne (nee Hens) and the late Audrey; beloved father of Sandra Crawford; dear stepfather of Thomas, Scott, Matthew, Sarah and the late Patrick; dear grandfather of two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; dear brother of the late Shirley. The family will be present to receive friends Friday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr., corner of Parker, where services will be held at 8:00 PM; Mr. McManus was a member of Master Builder's Lodge #911 Free & Accepted Masons, under whose auspices a Mesonic Service will be held Friday at 7:30 PM. Friends invited. Mr. McManus was also a WW II Veteran with the United States Navy.

MEIER - Anna D. (nee Weichmann) 4/12/01
Of Hamburg, NY, April 11, 2001, wife of the late John Meier; mother of Ann Drozdowski (Mick) Harmon, Fred (Lori), Thomas and the late Conrad and George Meier; sister of John, Catherine Kingsland, George, Fritz, Otto and the late Michael and Edwin Weichmann and Elizabeth Tidd; also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the DONALD M. DEMMERLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 21 Pierce Ave., Hamburg, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Blind Association of WNY.

MICHNO - Marion 4/13/01
Of Buffalo, NY, April 8, 2001, loving husband of the late Melanie; dearest son of Anna and the late Augustyn Michno; brother of Helen (Paul) Ziemba, Stanley (Diana) Michno and Jadwiga (late Charles) Fetterly; also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Chapel Service Monday at 10 AM at the URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 6685 Transit Rd., East Amherst. No prior visitation. Rev. Msgr. George B. Yiengst officiating. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga, NY.

O'MEARA - William P. 4/12/01 Of Angola, NY, April 10, 2001; beloved husband of Eileen 'Peggy' O'Meara (nee Mahoney); dearest father of Mary (Robert) Holl and William (Karen) O'Meara; loving Grandpa of Michael Patrick O'Meara; brother of Helen (late John) Gareau, Joseph (late Mary) and the late Michael (late Blanche), Mary (late Bart) Powers, Jackie (late Martha) and Francis (late Joan); also survived by other loving family members. Funeral services Saturday morning at 10 AM from the (Hamburg Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME INC., 5453 Southwestern Blvd (corner of Rogers Rd, 646-5555) Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends invited. Mr. O'Meara was a WW II Veteran, a member of the VFW Angola Post #5798, Tin Can Sailors Association and Iron Workers Union Local #6. Family present Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9.

PALYS - Chester 4/13/01 April 11, 2001, after a long illness, beloved husband of the late Eugenia (nee Dobosz); dear father of Chester S., Donald, Larry and Annette (Mark) Sieczkarek; fond grandfather of Allison, Scott and Kevin; brother of Eleanor (late Gene) Stachewicz, Dolores (Edward) Marcus; pre-deceased by Henry, Phyllis, Virginia Mikolajczyk and Irene Ward. Family and friends may call Friday 7-9, Saturday 2-4 and 7-9, no calling hours Sunday, Monday 9 AM-10:45, at ST. JOHN'S FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1456 Broadway, ( 892-4600), where services will be held Monday at 10:45 AM and at 11 AM at St. John Kanty Church. Chester served in the Navy in the South Pacific durning WW II.

RAND - Patricia Andrew 4/12/01
April 9, 2001. Beloved wife of Calvin G. Rand; dearest mother of Robin R. Ellis, Melissa R. Robb, Jennifer R. Griffis, Cindy R. Callaghan and Elizabeth Rand O'Keefe; also survived by 10 grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Friday at 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Child Life Department of Children's Hospital Foundation. Arrangements ROBERTS & DENGLER FUNERAL HOME.

SAUNDERS - Suzanne (nee Tuskey) 4/12/01
April 11, 2001 of Tonawanda N.Y. Beloved wife of Alois Saunders; dearest mother of Kirk (Maria), Mark Saunders, Suzanne (Charles) Mazur and Laurie (Jeffrey) Patcyk; loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister of Sally (Richard) Ball, the late Jean (Phillip S.) Nusbaum, Ann (Alfred) Starck, Elizabeth (Forrest) Faison and Mary Jane Tuskey. The family will be present on Thursday from 7-9 PM and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM (No calling hours on Saturday or Sunday.) at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd.), where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 8:30 AM and from St. Amelia's Church at 9:00 AM. Friends invited.

SHULTZ - Marie G. (Ruggierio) 4/12/01
Formerly of Buffalo, April 10, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Victor D. Shultz; aunt of Eleanor (Tom) Greiner of Orange, CA., Paul R. (Barbara) Hammond of Eden N.Y., Margaret L. (Richard) Bennett of Orchard Park and Diane (James) Smith of Lambertville, MI.; dear friend of Bridget Mangione of Buffalo. No prior visitation. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 11 AM in F. E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., E. Quaker St., Orchard Park. Friends invited. Memorials made to Hospice Buffalo Inc.

SISTER MARY ROSELLA KEHRER - R.S.M. 4/12/01
April 12, 2001; beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Rosalia Werner Kehrer; sister of the late Charles (Mary), Robert (Ellen), Joseph and Agnes (Frank) Clogher. Friends may call Friday 4-9 PM at Mercy Center, 625 Abbott Rd., where a vigil service will be held at 7:30. A Memorial Mass will be offered Tuesday, April 17 at 7 PM in Mercy Center Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Mercy. Arrangements by VICTORIAN PARK.

SKRETNY - John F. 4/13/01 April 11, 2001 beloved husband of Irene (nee Tokarski); son of the late John P. and Sophie Klein; brother of the late Raymond; brother-in-law of Chester Tokarski and the late Stanley, late Walter (Genevieve), late Frank (Florence) and the late Stephen Brzezinski. Family and friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at ORLOWSKI-PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 2400 William St. (897-2400), where services will be held Monday 9:30 and at 10:00 at St. Stanislaus Church. John was a veteran of WWII.

TOMANI - Louis J. 4/12/01 Of Orchard Park, N.Y., April 10, 2001. Devoted husband of Margaret A. (Bellezza) Tomani; loving father of Judith T. (Richard) Bainbridge of Charlotte, N.C., Louis G. (Christine) Tomani, John C. (Rosemary), Michael P. (Dr. Madonna) of Rochester, Laurie T. (Dr. Dennis) Alexander and Gregg G. (Carolyn) Tomani; also survived by 14 grandchildren; brother of Serafino 'Joe' and Reno Tomani. The family will receive friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., E. Quaker St., Orchard Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday in Nativity of Our Lord Church, Orchard Park at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Please assemble at church. Memorials made to Camp Good Days and Special Times.

WARREN - Robert Jr. 4/13/01
April 11, 2001. There will be an 11 AM Memorial Service Saturday at UNITED MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 3272 Bailey Ave.

WOELFLE - Richard W. 4/13/01
Of Hamburg, NY, April 11, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Caroline (Klas) Woelfle; loving father of Richard R. Woelfle; dearest grandfather of Wendi Aughenbaugh and Michael Woelfle; great-grandfather of Adrian and Joshua Aughenbaugh; dear brother of Dorothy Hammon, George (Margaret) Woelfle, Ester Hermon and the late Anne Ward; brother-in-law of Florine Whalen; also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the RAY O'CONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 2286 South Park Ave. (no visitation on Sunday), where Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 AM in St. John Vianney Church (please assemble at church). Flowers gratefully declined. Interment in United German and French Cemetery.

ZENIUK - Anna (nee Panasiuk) 4/12/01
April 10, 2001 of Lackawanna, NY; beloved wife of the late Anthony; dearest mother of Anthony (Carol) and the late Sonja (Joseph) Baranetsky; grandmother of Suzette, Debby, Anthony, Jimmy and Tracy; great-grandmother of six; daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (nee Nazaruk) Panasiuk; sister of John (Gladys) Hodynski and the late Anastasia (late Michael) Nesteruk, Victoria (late Steve) Klipa and Anthony; also survived by nieces and nephews. Services from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY, Saturday afternoon at 1 and from St. Stephen's Serbian Orthodox Church at 1:30. Visitation Thursday and Friday, 2-4 and 6-9PM. Pomen, Friday at 6 PM.

ZOKUS - William 4/12/01
April 10, 2001, husband of Jean (McFarland) Land Zokus and the late Mary Jane (Neuman) Zokus; father of Katherine (John) Tevington and Deborah (Robert) Kostran; step-father of Patricia Col. USAF, Robert (Susan) Land, Carol (Sam) Sante, Kevin (Sharon) Land and Diane (John) Caliendo; also survived by 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Friends may call Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 at the (Buffalo Chapel) THOMAS H. McCARTHY FUNERAL HOME, 1975 Seneca St., where funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:45 and from St. Stephen's Church (Shrine of St. Jude) at 9:30. Mr. Zokus was a retiree of Republic Steel and a member of SOAR-United Steel Workers.


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