Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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BONA - Dominic C.
9/26/1997

September 25, 1997, husband of Jeanne R. (nee Bastedio); father of Elizabeth M. (James) McGoogan, Russell D. (Judy), Florence M. (Joseph) Pellerite, James C. (Alexandria), Rosalie K. (Robert) Paddock and the late Sara Jeanne Szpylman; also survived by 12 grandchildren; brother of Frank J. (Nancy), Rose Verrastro and the late Catherine Yoskowczy. Friends may call Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 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 Monday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Leo the Great Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to St. Leo's School. Arrangements by the McDONALD CHAPEL OF THE DENGLER FUNERAL HOME.



BRENEMAN - Jack L.
9/24/1997

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.



BRINK - Raymond F.
9/27/1997

September 26, 1997, beloved husband of Lee Anna (nee Killmaier); dear father of Leeanna; brother of Frances Smith, Clara Kwandranc and Martha Schroeder. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks east of Dick Rd) Monday 11:45 and St. Barnabus Church 12 Noon. Friends invited. Family present Sunday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



BROOKS - Joseph
9/27/1997

Of Hamburg, NY; Suddenly September 25, 1997; beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Cavanaugh) Brooks; dearest brother of Ann (late Joseph) Prasnjak and Julia (John) Rodda; uncle of Joseph F. Prasnjak and Beverly (William F.) Crary. A private graveside service was held at Lakeside Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by the (Hamburg Chapel) of the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME INC.



CLEMONS - Charles, H. 'Chuck'
9/26/1997

Age 78, of the City of Tonawanda; September 24, 1997. Husband of Inez M. (nee Palmer) Clemons; father of Bebe (David) Clemons, Kim Iris Clemons and Candy (Thomas) Zackey; foster father of Bonnie Calkins; grandfather of Chuck (Cindy) Clemons, Dawn Clemons, Kristy (Douglas) Barber, Cody Clemons, Jack, Rachel, Chelsea, Hanna, Thomas Jr. and Caleb Zackey; great-grandfather of Dustin, Brandon, Jesse and Zackery Clemons and Christian Barber; also survived by numerous friends. There will be no prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service which will be held at LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 So. 68th St. (off Buffalo Ave.), LaSalle, NY, Monday, September 29 at 7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A., 205 Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda, NY 14150. Arrangements by JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., Tonawanda, NY.



DILLIOT - Noel R. 'Pete'
9/26/1997

September 25, 1997 formerly of Grand Island, father of Wendi A. Wilkinson, Wrae Ann (John) Gorman, Jon Eric and James P. Dilliot; grandfather of Eric W. Wilkinson, John P. and Kelsey W. Gorman, Jessica L., Ashley N. and Christopher R. Dilliot; brother of Arnold (Dolly) and Karen Dilliot; son of the late John and Pearl Dilliot. Friends may call Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island, where memorial services will be held Saturday at 8 PM. Memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice. Mr. Dilliot was a retired NYS Thruway Employee.



DINSMORE - Roy W.
9/27/1997

September 26, 1997 of Grand Island, husband of the late Margaret O. (O'Shaughnessy) Dinsmore; former husband of Anna Scott; father of Lyle R., Daniel W. (Laura) and Andrew R. Dinsmore; father-in-law of Diane Dinsmore; step-father of Mary Leigh Burke and David E. (Brenda) Burke; also survived by six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nices and nephews; brother of Gerald (Eleanor) Dinsmore, Mary Martin and the late Ada Vanson, George, Melville, Margaret DeGlopper, Donald and Eugene Dinsmore; brother-in-law of Bernice Dinsmore. Friends may call Sunday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 AM at St. Stephen's Church. Memorials may be made to St. Stephen's Church Building Fund.



EIGENBROD - Eleanora C. (nee Shannon)
9/26/1997

September 25, 1997, wife of the late John H.; daughter of the late Luke S. and Mary C. Shannon; aunt of Paul Eigenbrod of Michigan, Carol Crosta of California and Mary Ellen Walterich of Michigan. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Saturday at 11 AM. Arrangements by the McDonald Chapel of the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME.



ENKERUD - Donald L.
9/26/1997

September 25, 1997. Beloved husband of Lucille (nee Grieco); dear father of Marsha (Daniel) Smith of Reston, VA and Donald (Shelley) Enkerud of Gainesville, FL; cherished grandfather of Adam and Kelly Smith, Mark and Lauren Enkerud; brother of Virginia (Loyd) Gill, Lloyd (Lorraine) Enkerud, Barbara (Robert) Crook and the late Charles (Eda) Enkerud; brother-in-law of Teresa (Daniel) Tronolone, Marie Sweeney and Ann (late Nicholas) DeCillis; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2909 Elmwood Ave. (near Sheridan Dr.) where funeral services will be held Monday morning at 8:45 and at Blessed Sacrament Church (Delaware Ave.) at 9:30. If desired, memorials may be sent to Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Mr. Enkerud was a Veteran of WWII, a member of VFW Leonard Post and St. Margaret's Senior Citizens.



GARGUIOLO-SZCZECHOWSKI -
9/27/1997

Antoinette A. (Wachowski) September 25, 1997; beloved wife of the late Dominic Garguiolo and Leonard Szczechowski; dear mother of Frank (Norlene), Ralph (Mary), Thomas, Michael (Diane) and the late Dominic Garguiolo; also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister of Betty (Bernard) Kankiewicz, Stephania (late Casey) Pyzikiewicz, the late Charlotte (late Bernard) Okonczak, Helen (Andrew) Rosato and Leo (Irene) Wachowski. Friends received at the MICHAEL A. DIVINCENZO FUNERAL HOME, 1122 Lovejoy St., Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral will be held Monday morning at 9:30 and at Visitation Church at 10 o'clock. Antoinette was a retired Postal Worker. Flowers gratefully declined.



HANNA - Wayne J.
9/27/1997

September 26, 1997, age 58 of North Tonawanda, husband of the late Carol J. (nee Higgins) Hanna; father of Jeane M. (Mark) Anastasi and Miss Joanne L. Hanna; step-grandfather of Nicole and Kristin Anastasi. No prior visitation. Private services and interment will be held Monday at the convenience of the family. Mr. Hanna was a member of Sutherland Lodge #826 F & AM and retired cook for SUNY at Buffalo. Arrangements by WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME.



HOSIE - James G.
9/27/1997

September 26, 1997; father of Justin B.; son of Ruth D. and the late James M.; brother of Ronald (Donna) Hosie. The family will be present at JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, INC. (West Chapel) 1357 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave.) Sunday only 4-8 PM where funeral service will be held Monday at 10 AM. Friends invited. Memorial contributions may be made to Roswell Park.



HUTCHINSON - Mary Elizabeth 'Maureen'
9/26/1997

(nee Kennedy) September 24, 1997; devoted wife of the late Stephen D.; devoted mother of James (Becky), Stephen, Jr., (Julie), Patricia (Patrick) Buttaccio, John (Michele), Paul, and Theresa; grandmother of 11 grandchildren; daughter of Elizabeth and the late John Jay Kennedy; sister of John, Jr., (Carol), Elizabeth 'Betty' Kiliszewski, Michael F. (Marguerite), the late Kevin (Joan), the late Patricia and James. The famly will be present Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at The Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 7540 Clinton St.,(corner of Girdle) where funeral services will be held on Monday at 9:15 AM and from Sacred Heart Church, Bennington Center at 10:00 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc.



KRAJEWSKI - Lorraine G., R.N.
9/26/1997

September 25, 1997; beloved daughter of the late Frank and Stella (nee Ratajczak) Krajewski; also survived by aunts, cousins and devoted friends. No prior visitation. Funeral service held privately. Ms. Krajewski was a Nursing Superviser at E. J. Meyer Memorial Hospital and a member of Erie County Hospital Retiree's Assn. Arrangements Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME.



KRAMER - Karen E. (Green)
9/27/1997

September 26, 1997. Formerly of Grand Island. Mother of Kelly Marie and Matthew Charles Kramer, both of Grand Island; daughter of Donald H. Green of Pittsburgh and Doris A. Green of Grand Island; sister of Kathi A. (Tom) James of Grand Island, Kay L. Spirnock of New Kensington, PA and Richard D. (Lori) Green of Iowa City, Iowa; also survived by six nieces and nephews; granddaughter of Harry and Lorna Green of Endwell, NY. Friends may call Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 331 Alberta Dr., Amherst, NY 14226.



MATOT - Cherie A.
9/27/1997

Suddenly in Rochester, NY. September 25, 1997. Beloved daughter of Michael and Dawn Matot; granddaughter of Raymond (Rita) Matot and Edward (Rita) Andrews; sister of Keith Matot and beloved friend of Eric Eggers; survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Family will receive friends Saturday evening 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the RAPIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2407 Genesee St., corner of Pine Ridge Rd. Funeral service Monday at 8:45 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial from SS Peter and Paul R.C. Church, Williamsville, NY at 9:30 AM.



McCANN - Frances (Rappa) 'Nana'
9/26/1997

September 25, 1997 of Buffalo. Beloved wife of the late Joseph; dearest mother of Robert J. (Arlene) of Staten Island, Flo (Chuck) Schuster, Ellen (Jack) Berner and Shirley 'LuLu' (Dave) Rousseau of Battle Creek, MI.; sister of Louis (Florence) and the late Jacob (Mary), John Rappa and Helen Monaghan. Mrs McCann is also survived by twelve grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and predeceased by one granddaughter, Jennifer Berner. Family present to receive friends Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the South Buffalo Chapel of the JOSEPH K. QUINN FUNERAL HOME INC., 192 Abbott Rd. (near Southside Pkwy.) where funeral services will be held on Monday morning at 8:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agatha's Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Mrs. McCann was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society and the Senior Citizens at both St. Agatha's and St. Thomas Aquina Churches. Memorials to the Hospice Foundation appreciated. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.



NUWER - Victor J. Jr.
9/27/1997

Of Alden, NY, September 26, 1997, beloved husband of Teresa (Fix) Nuwer; dear father of Eugene (Mary) and Elaine Nuwer; grandfather of Jessica and David Nuwer; son of Gladys (late Victor) Nuwer; brother of the late Jean (Frank) Schiralli. A Mass of Christian Burial from St. Johns R.C. Church, Alden, NY, Monday, at 10 AM (assemble at Church). Family present at the CHARLES MEYER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 13228 Broadway, Alden, NY, Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.



PISKOROWSKI - Lawrence A. Sr.
9/27/1997

Of Elma, NY, entered into rest suddenly September 25, 1997. Beloved father of Lawrence Jr., Michael and Brett; devoted son of Dorothy (nee Szewc) and the late Arthur J. Piskorowski; dearest companion of Cheryl Short and her daughter Rebecca; loving brother of Frank (Tanya), Felix (Nadine), Joseph and the late William and ValeriePiskorowski; also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel) 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave. on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral will be held on Monday morning at 8:15 o'clock and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 9 o'clock. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Mr. Piskorowski was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lawrence A. Piskorowski Sr. Trust Fund, 90 Winspear Rd., Elma, NY 14059.



PLECHA - Mary M. (nee Mazur)
9/26/1997

September 25, 1997, beloved wife of Walter; dear mother of Sharon (Mark) Gelotte and Kathryn (Robert) Simonson; grandmother of Amy, Timothy, Ryan and Erin; sister of Anna (late Henry) Bartkowiak, Helen Wasiewicz and the late Joseph (late Jean), John, Thaddeus (late Helen); also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC, 2275 George Urban Blvd, (2 blocks east of Dick Rd) Monday 9:30 and St. Peter & Paul Church, 10 AM. Friends invited. Family present Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mrs. Plecha was a member of the Parish Rosary Society and past officer of Twin Village VFW Ladies Auxiliary.



QUAGLIANA - Joseph C.
9/27/1997

Of Orchard Park, NY, September 25, 1997; beloved husband of Rose (Castiglia) Quagliana; dear father of Jennifer (Louis) Alberalla, Maria Adymy and Joseph Quagliana; grandfather of Kim (Dr. Scott) Syracuse, Nicholas Alberalla and Larry Adymy; son of the late Louis and Vincenza (Cippola) Quagliana; brother of Sam (Rose) Quagliana and the late Jessie (late William) Ellis, Mary DiVencenzo, Angelo (late Pauline) Quagliana, Carrie Quagliana and Josephine (late Anthony) Gruka. Friends received at the CASTIGLIA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 873 Abbott Rd., Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9PM, where funeral will be held Monday morning at 9:45 and at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 10:30AM.



ROLL - Evelyn M.
9/27/1997

September 26, 1997 of Lancaster, NY; daughter of the late Alvin and Marie (nee Finck) Roll; dearest sister of Frederick (Jacqueline) Roll, Leota (late Chester) Zuppelli and Marilyn (Ronald) Martzolf; loving aunt of Wendy, Bruce, Peter, Jerry, Luan, Phillip, Julie, James, David, Dan and Penny; also survived by great nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Funeral services will be private. Flowers gratefully declined, memorials may be made in Evelyn's memory to The Hospice Foundation or The American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the ZURBRICK-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME.



SANTELLA - Donald
9/26/1997

September 25, 1997, beloved husband of Geraldine 'Jerry' Santella; dear father of Donna (Edward) McKee of Danbury, CT and the late Diane Santella; grandfather of Scott (Jennifer), Todd, Randy and Corp. Chad Mckee; brother of the late Rose Gerhard and Min Santella. The family will be present to receive friends on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC., 5541 Main St. (at Cayuga Rd.) Williamsville. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, Monday morning at 9:30. Mr. Santella was a veteran of WW II and employed by the Park Club for over 30 years. Flowers declined. Memorials may be made to St. Aloysius Church.



SHISLER - Elwood J.
9/27/1997

September 26, 1997, beloved husband of the late Viola M. Shisler; dear father of Carolyn (James) Batchen and Douglas A. (Linda) Shisler; grandfather of seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in Elwood's memory to the Roswell Park Memorial Institute. Arrangements by the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME INC.



SPENCER - Walter B.
9/26/1997

September 25, 1997; beloved husband of the late Maude A. (nee Ganoung); dear father of William D. Spencer, James L. Spencer and George D. Moody; dear grandfather of seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; dear brother of Edna (James) Lewis and the late John E. Spencer, June Hinchy, Harriet Roush and Edgar Spencer, Jr.; also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC, 569 Cleveland Drive where a funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00 AM.



SPRENGER - Keith W.
9/26/1997

September 24, 1997 of East Aurora, NY; husband of the late Marie Kildahl Sprenger; father of Karen Ann Rulison (James), Marcia L. Skuse (Robert), and Pamela Lynn Sprenger; brother of Elizabeth West (John), Marjorie Hambleton (Herbert) and the late Catherine Kirch; also survived by five grandchildren. Dear friend of Carol M. Berry. No prior visitation. Memorial service Friday October 3, 1997 at 11 AM from the KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 64 Maple St., East Aurora, NY. Lawrence T. Howe Director. Friends are invited. Interment in Acacia Park Cemetery, North Tonawanda, NY will be private. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.



Van ALLEN - Mary Weppner
9/27/1997

September 26, 1997; wife of Benjamin C. Van Allen; mother of Lisa and Benjamin C. Van Allen III; sister of William G. Weppner of Memphis, TN; also survived by several cousins. The family will be present to receive friends Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5541 Main St. at Cayuga Road, Williamsville. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Newman Center, 490 Frontier Rd. corner of Audubon Pkwy.



WANGLER - Robert T.
9/27/1997

Suddenly, September 25, 1997, beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Mack); dear father of Jeffrey (Maria) and Michael Wangler; grandfather of Alexander; son of the late Charles and Marion Wangler; brother of Rev. Msgr. Donald Wangler, Jeanette (Patrick) Donohue and Raymond Wangler; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks east of Dick Rd). Mass of Christian Burial at St. Barnabus Church, 2049 George Urban Blvd., Monday 10 AM. Mr. Wangler was active with the Parish Food Pantry and Lawn Fete. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to St. Barnabus's Food Pantry would be appreciated.



WODOWSKI - Jerome H. Sr.
9/27/1997

September 26, 1997, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved husband of the late Marsha (Goralski) Wodowski; dear father of Joanne (Fred) Fechter, Nancy (Edward) Parsons, Elaine (Robert) Smith, and the late Jerome (Shirley) Wodowski; also survived by twelve grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren; brother of the late Florian Wodowski; survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service from the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3025 William St., near Union Rd., Cheektowaga, Monday at 9:30 and in Resurrection Church at 10. Family present Sunday 4-8 PM. Mr. Wodowski was a retired Buffalo News Pressman and a member of JCIU Local N30.


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