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ANGER - Isabelle L.
9/28/1997

Suddenly September 27, 1997 of Grand Island, NY, beloved mother of John Anger Jr. and Donna (Phil) Frank; grandmother of Michelle and Brian; sister of Arthur and Jean Freidenberg. Friends may call Monday 2-4 and 7-9 at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave, where funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10. Friends invited.



BALLA - Mary (nee Banyasz)
9/28/1997

September 26, 1997, beloved wife of the late Joseph Balla; dear sister of Irene (Leonard) Andrzejewski and the late Andrew and James Banyasz; also survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Funeral services at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2005 Clinton St. (corner S. Ogden) Monday at 11 AM. Mrs. Balla was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the First United Church of Christ, 1940 Clinton St. Family present Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



BAXTER - James
9/28/1997

September 23, 1997 beloved husband of Barbara A. (nee Crum) Baxter; dear father of Dorothea (Anthony) Hughes and Sharon Baxter; grandfather of two grandchildren. The family will be present to receive friends Monday from 10-11 AM at the (DELAWARE CHAPEL) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 1132 Delaware Ave. (near W. Ferry St.) where funeral services will follow at 11 AM.



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.



BROWN - Helen E. (nee Hamilton)
9/28/1997

September 27, 1997; age 72; beloved wife of the late Robert J. Brown; dear mother of Patricia Coltrain, Helen (Richard) Wheeler, Marjorie Thompson, Timothy (Susan) Brown, Kathleen (Mark) Shields,Mary Jane Bliss and the late Robert Brown; dear grandmother of 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; dear sister of Alvin Hamilton and William Hamilton, II; also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Drive (at Parker Blvd.) where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 AM and from St. Andrew's R.C. Church at 10:15 AM. Helen was a Volunteer at Kenmore Mercy Hospital for 12 years and a member of Cold Springs VFW Auxiliary.



CECALA - John A.
9/28/1997

Of Orchard Park, NY, September 26, 1997, beloved husband of Carol (Ulrich) and the late Frances (Kausner); father of Carol (Wesley) Rohring; step-father of Wendy (James) Dowdrey, Susan (Dean) Scarano and Craig (Cathy) Stephens; brother of Josephine (late Joseph) Cataldo, Joseph P. (Hazel), Anna Marie (Robert) Snell and the late Nicholas (Shirley) Cecala; also survived by one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services were held at the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC, Orchard Park and at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A memorial mass will be held Tuesday from Nativity of Our Lord Church, 26 Thorn Ave, Orchard Park at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Memorials made to American Heart Association or Hospice Buffalo.



CHOMEN - Florence J. (nee Lelito)
9/28/1997

Of Blasdell, NY; September 27, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Harry Chomen Jr.; dearest mother of Marianne, Daniel and Harry (Jennifer); dear sister of Bertha (Edward) Darmstedter, Walter (Molly) Lelito, Mary (Frank) Garbacz, Josephine (Richard) Zelawski and the late Felicia Lelito; also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Tuesday morning at 10 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Athol Springs, NY. No prior visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. Arrangements by the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME.



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.



DANIELS - Richard H.
9/28/1997

September 21, 1997 of the Town of Tonawanda, NY. Friends received Monday 7-9 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME INC., 2909 Elmwood Ave. (near Sheridan Dr.), where funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10. Interment Lakeside Cemetery, Hamburg NY. Richard was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a retiree of Buffalo Psychiatric Center.



DIETZMAN - Lyle L.
9/28/1997

Of Lockport, NY; September 26, 1997; devoted husband of Joan (nee Schlottman); beloved father of Sharon (David) Seitz, Scott (Heather), Ronald (Val) Storrs, Ellen (Daniel) Orr, Sal Burruano and Angela Burruano and numerous other foster children; loving brother of Marlene DiPirro; also survived by five grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the G. BRIAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, (Transit Rd.) Amherst, Tuesday 11 AM.



DiLIBERTO - John J.
9/28/1997

Entered into rest after a lengthy illness, September 27, 1997 of Buffalo, NY, beloved son of Mary (Bova) and the late Joseph DiLiberto; brother of Rose (Rick) Mendolara; partner of Robert James; also survived by three nephews and one niece. Friends are invited to attend services at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave, Monday evening at 7:30. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation.



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.



DUDLEY - Emil R. 'Irish'
9/28/1997

Of Buffalo, NY, September 21, 1997. Beloved brother of Kenneth (Mary), Dorothy Buil and the late Oliver, William, Paul (Marge), Edsel (Freida) and Victor (Anne); life long friend of Earl Goodhart; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends invited to a Memorial Mass October 18 10 AM at St. Phillip the Apostle Church, Cheektowaga, NY. Arrangements by CREMATION CENTERS OF WNY (881-6448).



DUNMIRE - George L.
9/28/1997

September 27, 1997 of Boston, NY; husband of Linda (nee Curry) Dunmire; father of Robert George (Cheryl) and Kevin Lloyd Dunmire; son of the late Lloyd and Ethel Dunmire; brother of Joseph I. (Sharon) Dunmire and Doris L. Dunmire; uncle of Mark and Steven Dunmire. Family will receive friends Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WURTZ FUNERAL HOME, 9287 Boston State Rd., Boston, NY where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Boston Emergency Squad or American Heart Association. Mr. Dunmire was an employee of Mentholatum for 33 years.



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.



FEGER - John M.
9/28/1997

Age 88; of Cheektowaga; September 26, 1997; husband of Ethel (nee Setzer) Feger; brother of Luella (Floyd) Clark and Evelyne (Bernard) Fromm; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 at JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., Morgan, William and Broad Sts., City of Tonawanda, where services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer's Assn. Mr. Feger was a member of Schiller Park Senior Citizens.



GABBEY - John T. M.D.
9/28/1997

September 27, 1997, beloved husband of Teresa (Wright) Gabbey; devoted father of John T. Gabbey III and Karen E. (Paul) Horan; grandfather of Noah Horan; brother of Martha (Peter S.) Mancuso, Jane A. Gabbey and the late Thomas Gabbey; survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 PM and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, where services will be held Tuesday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Christ The King Church at 9:30. Flowers are declined. Memorials may be made to Canisius College in memory of Dr. Gabbey.



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.



GRAY - Charles M.
9/28/1997

Of Lockport; September 26, 1997; husband of the late Margaret Perston; father of Charles W. (Susan) Gray of Lockport, Margaret (Wesley F.) Arnold of Lockport, Maud (James) Darrah of Menlow Park, CA and Edwina (William) Ruffner of Niagara Falls; grandfather of nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; brother of Mary Forman of New York. Friends may call Sunday evening 7-9 and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 at PRUDDEN AND KANDT FUNERAL HOME, 242 Genesee Street, Lockport where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Memorials to DeSales Catholic School, Lockport or Lockport Senior Citizens would be appreciated.



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.



HAUSLER - H. Robert
9/28/1997

September 16, 1997, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Williamsville, NY, beloved husband of Sylvia and the late Norma (Ziegler) Hausler; loving father of Terry (Laurie) Hausler of Williamsville, Penny Hausler of West Seneca, Daniel Bygden of Tampa, FL, Philip Bygden of Orlando, FL, Victoria Morris of El Centro, CA and Alan Bygden of El Centro, CA; brother of Barbara Schruefer of Depew; grandfather of five. Mr. Hausler served in the Navy in World War II. He was an Art Teacher in the Cleveland Hill School District until retiring in 1979. A private service was held at St. John's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Dr., Amherst, NY 14225.



HILMEY - Donald R.
9/28/1997

September 26, 1997; husband of Katherine A. (nee Ford); father of Joanne (James) Cullen, Elizabeth (Mark) Catanzaro, Mary Katherine, Matthew J., Michael R., Mark J. and Patrick D.; brother of Russell (Ruth) and Carol (Donald) Siwek; grandfather of Ryan and Patrick Catanzaro and Brendan and Meaghan Cullen; son of the late Frank and Violet Hilmey; son-in-law of Alice (the late John) Ford; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 at the CUSACK, MESCALL & HAGGERTY FUNERAL HOME, 1377 Abbott Rd., Lackawanna. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agatha's Church, Tuesday at 9:30 AM. Mr. Hilmey was a member of the Hanford Bay Historical Society.



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.



KAMP - Leonard F.
9/28/1997

A Mass of Christian Burial to be held October 4, 1997 at 10:00 AM at St. Michaels Church, 310 Central Ave, Fort Erie, Ontario. Burial at St. Josephs Cemetery.



KELCHLIN - Francis H.
9/28/1997

September 27, 1997. Dear father of Judy (Thomas) Brazell, Diane (Daniel) Bender, Grace (Daniel) Bobb, Donna (Daniel) Mecca and step-father of Hazel Garrett; also survived by thirteen grandchildren; brother of Rose Mary Kelchlin, Margaret (James) Pauly, Robert A. (Pamela) Kelchlin, Caroline Coder, Jeannete (John) Ward and the late Theresa Aures. Friends received at the MICHAEL A. DIVENCENZO FUNERAL HOME, 1122 Lovejoy St, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where prayers will be offered Tuesday morning at 8:45, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes Church at 9:15.



KILLIAN - Edna (Maurer)
9/28/1997

September 10, 1997 of Seminole, FL., a native of Grand Island. Beloved wife of the late Arthur H. Killian; dear mother of Edward J. (Mary) of Belleair, FL. and the late Henry A. and Carlton M. 'Joe' Killian; also survived by seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews; sister of Kenneth (Isabelle) Maurer of Grand Island; predeceased by six brothers and sisters. Mrs. Killian was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Grand Island for 80 years, where Memorial services will be held at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Historic Trinity, PO Box 1081, Grand Island, 14072. Arrangements by KAISER FUNERAL HOME



KOLIPINSKI - Irene F.
9/28/1997

See Kozlowski notice



KOZLOWSKI - KOLIPINSKI, Irene F.
9/28/1997

(nee Filipowicz) Of Cheektowaga, NY, September 25, 1997, beloved wife of the late Stanley Kozlowski and the late Edmund Kolipinski Sr.; dearest mother of Betty Steszewski, Jean Banas of Florida, Milton Kolopinski of California, Mary Lou Benard of New York City and the late Edmund Kolipinski Jr.; also survived by 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at St. John Gualbert Church, Gualbert & Doat Streets, Cheektowaga, Tuesday, September 30 at 10 AM. No prior visitation. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Assn., 1914 Colvin Blvd., Tonawanda, NY 14150. Funeral arrangements by the URBAN BROTHERS 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.



KRIEDEMANN - Ruth A. (nee Weiss)
9/28/1997

September 26, 1997; age 89 of North Tonawanda; wife of the late Arthur H. Kriedemann; mother of Arletta Brazell, Marilyn Schwager, Karen (Konrad) Maier and the late Dale Kriedemann; sister of Alton (Naomi) Weiss and the late William and Donald Weiss; grandmother of 12; great-grandmother of nine and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 AM at St. Peter's Lutheran Brethren Church, Bryant and Thompson Sts., N. Tonawanda. No prior visitation. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials to St. Pater's Lutheran Church. Mrs. Kriedemann was Past Noble Grand, former secretary and financial secretary of Rosedale Rebekah Lodge #386 and former Grand Matriarch of the Ladies Encampment Auxiliary. Arrangements by WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME



LAYCHAK - Patricia (Halloran)
9/28/1997

Suddenly September 23, 1997 in Alexandria, VA. Beloved wife fo LTC. (Ret.) Robert A. Laychak; dear mother of James J. (Lynn), David W. (Laurie), Michael R. (Kelly) Laychak and Molly (Daniel) Whalen; also survived by five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; daughter of Ottilie E. and the late James E. Halloran; sister of Dr. Nancy (Dr. John) Centra, Mary J. (Dr. Peter) Goergen, James M. and Terence M. Halloran. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning September 30, 1997 in Springfield, Va; followed by interment at Arlington National Cemetery.



LIEBL - Lillian E.
9/28/1997

September 26, 1997; wife of Eugene G. Liebl; mother of Edward Oakley, Patricia (Donald) Ehinger, Gary (Lorraine) Oakley, Darleen (Harold) Cohen, Bonnie (Jimmy) Moore and Jacqueline B. (Clair) Bee; also survived by fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. The family will be present to receive friends Sunday 7-9 PM & Monday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC. 5541 Main St. at Cayuga Rd., Williamsville. A graveside service will be held in Westbury, Long Island.



MALINOWSKI - Olga E. (nee Gerlach)
9/28/1997

September 26, 1997; beloved wife of the late Valentine A. Malinowski Sr.; dearest mother of Valentine A. (Alice) Malinowski, the late George B. Maylin D.C. and Jeanette 'Jeanne' Malinowski; mother-in-law of Eleanore Maylin; loving grandmother of Val (Diane), Mary (Don), Michael (Ruth), Thomas (Lisa), David (Kathy), Joseph, Mary (Frank), Barbara (Robert), Grace, Jeanne (Ben), Anne (Eugene), Angela (Ronald) and 16 great-grandchildren; sister of Natalie Hurlburt and Adele Zarnicki. The family will be present on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SAUER-LYNETT-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1933 Kensington Ave., where funeral services will be held on Monday at 9:15 AM and from St. Lawrence Church at 10 AM. Friends invited.



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.



McCARTHY - Michael J., Sr.
9/28/1997

September 27, 1997, loving husband of Margaret A.; beloved father of Margaret (Joseph) Nigrelli, Anne (Bud) Lauber, Michael J. (Kathy) McCarthy, Kathleen (David) O'Keefe, Patrick (Lynne) McCarthy; brother of the late Thomas (Sophie) McCarthy; dear grandfather of 16 grandchildren; dear 'Bumpa' of 15 great-grandchildren; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family present Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the NIGHTENGALE FUNERAL HOME, 1884 South Park Ave. (near Tifft), where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from the Church of the Holy Family at 10. Mr. McCarthy was a member of the Buffalo PBA and a retired Desk Lieutenant, Buffalo Police Dept.



MESCH - Morris
9/28/1997

September 26, 1997; in Morristown, NJ; husband of Helene (Weiser); father of Michael (Jeri Morrison), Cheryl, Richard of Philadelphia, PA and the late Robert Mesch; brother of Fanny (Joseph) Snitzer, Rose Branse of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and the late Meyer and Jack Mesch; grandfather of Rebecca Mesch of San Francisco, CA and Noah Morrison of New York City. Funeral services from DELAWARE PARK MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. 2141 Delaware Ave. Monday at 2 PM. No prior visitations. Flowers gratefully declined. Jay L. Mesnekoff, Director.



MOELLER - Arline K.
9/28/1997

September 27, 1997 of West Seneca, NY, beloved daughter of the late George and Katherine Moeller; loving sister of Ruth E. (late Rupert Sr.) Miller, Richard G. (Carol) and the late Edward (Kathryn) Moeller; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, where a funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Church of Christ of which Miss Moeller was a life loving member.



MOHAMED - Mohammed A.
9/28/1997

Of Buffalo; September 27, 1997; beloved husband of Mariam Mohamed; dearest father of Rashida (Lance) Williams, Waheed, Shaef (Deborah), Fairuz (Jeffrey) Sadaro, Saaf and Jacqueline Mohamed and friend Rose. Mid-day prayers will be offered Monday at the Lackawanna Islamic Mosque followed by burial at Lakeside Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by NORMAN E. GANNON & SONS, INC., FUNERAL HOME, 1075 Ridge Road, Lackawanna ( PH 824-4000).



MOORE - Gladys Butler
9/28/1997

September 25, 1997. Beloved husband of Paul. Family will be present Monday 11 AM at the H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY, INC., 968 Jefferson Ave., where funeral services will be conducted at Noon. Interment Forest Lawn 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.



PUKALO - Joanne E. (nee Burke)
9/28/1997

Of Orchard Park, NY, entered into rest September 26, 1997. Beloved wife of John Pukalo, Sr.; devoted mother of Jeanine (James) Hillman; cherished grandmother of John III, Ashley and Devon Ann Hillman. No prior visitation. Private funeral and services were held at the convenience of the family. Entombment Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements by LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel).



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.



RABENSTEIN - Alvera C. (Lickfeld)
9/28/1997

September 26, 1997. Wife of the late Edward M. Rabenstein; mother of Michael C. Harrigan; sister of Ralph (Helen) Lickfeld; daughter of the late Charles and Clara (Galle) Lickfeld. Private services were held Saturday at the (West Seneca Chapel) of the THOMAS H. McCARTHY FUNERAL HOME. Memorials to Hospice Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga NY, 14227, would be appreciated.



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.



SCHENDEL - Regina W.
9/28/1997

September 27, 1997 of Alden, NY; wife of the late George Schendel; mother of June (Leroy) Earsing, Joan (Bernard) Fix and Jeanette Hnylia; also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sister of Anna Carmody and predeceased by many brothers. Mass of Christian Burial from St. John's R.C. Church, Alden, NY, Tuesday at 10 AM (assemble at church). Family present at the CHARLES MEYER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 13228 Broadway, Alden, NY, Sunday 7-9 and Monday 2-4 and 7-9. Memorials may be made to Hospice Family Care, Batavia, NY.



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.



SPERRY - David
9/28/1997

September 27, 1997, dear friend of Eleanor Roll; cousin of Gerald (Betty) Kiefer II; nephew of Dorothy Kiefer and the late Gerald Kiefer; dear friend of Bruce (Judith) Roll. Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, where services will be held Monday at 11 AM. Flowers are declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice in memory of Mr. Sperry, who was a retired teacher in the City of Buffalo and an avid H.A.M. radio operator.



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.



SWEET - Sondra
9/28/1997

Suddenly, September 26, 1997; beloved daughter of Donald Sweet and Dorothy Daum Sweet; step daughter of Delores Sweet; sister of Deborah (Michael) Walsh, Susan Shatzel, Heidi (John) Syzmaszek, Holly and Laurie Sweet, Christina Manion; granddaughter of Ursula Daum; cherished friend of John, Daniel and Michelle Lieber; survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services private. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by GEORGE J. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME.



TAYLOR - Frank F.
9/28/1997

September 21, 1997, beloved father of David (Joanne), William (Karen) Taylor, and Marie (Joseph) Zasowski; dearest companion of Anna Malik; brother of the late Ann Iannaccone, Ruth Doughtry, Viola Harvey, George, William and Herbert Taylor; also survived by three grandchildren. Services were held at the convenience of the family. Memorials in Frank's memory may be made to the American Heart Association.. Arrangements by the ORLOWSKI-PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, (897-2400).



TAYLOR - Richard W.
9/28/1997

Of Cheektowaga; September 26, 1997; beloved husband of Carolyn Regelin Taylor; dearest father of Richard W. Jr. and Sharon Taylor; son of Dorothy Marks and the late Robert F. Taylor; brother of Gerald (Gail), Robert (Mary), Daniel (Lorna) Taylor, Donna Kish and Mrs. Joseph (Pat) Sliwinski; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday 7-9 PM and Monday 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 Tuesday morning at 9:15 AM and from Resurrection Life Fellowship Church, 2145 Old Union Rd., Cheektowaga, NY at 10 o'clock. Friends are invited.



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.



WALSH - Ann V. Padden
9/28/1997

September 27, 1997, wife of the late James V. Walsh; mother of John J. (Karen) Walsh of Gaithersburg, MD, Mary Ann Henderson and Kathryn (Robert) Lubick; grandmother of Eileen and Christina Henderson, Allison, Jeffrey, Erin, and Christopher Lubick; great-grandmother of Emily Crumb; sister of the late Rose Crehan, Edgar and Gerald Breen, Margaret Butler, Mary Tschopp and Kay Haberer. The family will be present Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5541 Main St. (at Cayuga Rd.) Williamsville, where prayers will be held Tuesday morning at 8:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Leo The Great Church at 9:30. Friends invited.



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.



WILSON - Harold
9/28/1997

September 25, 1997; beloved husband of the late Florence (nee Pinkerton) Wilson; dear father of David (Phyllis) Hildebrand, Kenneth (Deborah) Wilson and the late Russell Hildebrand; grandfather of 11 grandchildren; brother of Bob (Rose), Trudy Wright and Betty (Neil) Hacker. The family will be present on Monday from 10:00 AM til 12:00 PM at the (Denneville Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 366 Ontario St. A Chapel service will be held at 12:30 at Elmlawn Cemetery.



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.



ZABLOCKI - Bernice (Bona)
9/28/1997

September 27, 1997; wife of the late Peter P. Zablocki; mother of Jean (Vance) Fisher and Nancy (John) Kolodziejski; sister of Gayle Healy, Helene Makins and the late Rose, Anne, Lottie, Walter, Chester, Edward and John 'Ponzi' Bona; also survived by seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Friends may call Sunday 2-4, 7-9 PM at LOOMIS OFFERS & LOOMIS INC. MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1820 Seneca St. where funeral will be held Monday at 11:15 AM and at St. Teresa's Church at 11:45 AM. Mrs. Zablocki was a member of the Legion of Mary and Machnecia Senior Center.


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