Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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BEEBE - Mary Ellen
9/29/1997

September 27, 1997; of East Aurora, NY; daughter of the late Clayton W. and Janet Mac Millan Beebe. No prior visitation. Private service with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME, East Aurora, NY. Lawrence T. Howe, Director.



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.



CORBY - Richard J. 'Rick'
9/29/1997

Suddenly, September 27, 1997; beloved son of Charles R. and Rita M. Corby; cherished brother of Charles M. (Marilyn) Corby; dear grandson of Hunter (late Madeline) Ritchie and the late Robert A. and Frances Corby; fond nephew of Robert J. Corby and Dorothy R. Kothen; fond cousin of Gloria Fortman, Kevin and Karen Corby. Friends may call Wednesday morning 9 to 11 AM at the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Road, Eggertsville, where a Memorial Service will immediately follow at 11 o'clock. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Richard was a recent graduate from the University of Buffalo School of Chemical Engineering.



DALY - Walter J.
9/29/1997

September 28, 1997; beloved husband of Audrie H. (nee Hicks); dear father of Joanne (Lawrence) Brennen, Walter J. Daly Jr., John V. (Marlene), William J. (Jamie) Daly and Kathleen P. (Martin) Graser; grandfather of 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The family will be present to receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd.) where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:45 AM and from St. Christopher's Church at 9:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined.



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.



DOXEY - Lloyd M.
9/29/1997

Of Depew, NY; September 28, 1997; husband of Mary K. (Rentz) Doxey; father of David (Christine), Diane (Paul) Zwirecki, Deborah and Denise (Paul Giblin); grandfather of Paul and Jeremy; brother of Maynard Doxey. Funeral from the funeral home of WENDEL & LOECHER INC., 27 Aurora St., Lancaster, Wednesday morning at 8:45 and at St. Gabriel's R.C. Church at 9:30. Family present Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9.



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.



ERTEL - Eleanor (nee Sitzman)
9/29/1997

(See Eleanor Knight death notice)



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.



FROUNICK - Marion C.
9/29/1997

Of Bennington, NY; September 28, 1997; wife of the late Cornelius Frounick; mother of Bernard (Martha) and George Frounick; grandmother of two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter; sister of Ruth Page and the late Enda Linsey and Grace Spring. Friends may call at the MARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 135 Main St., Attica, Monday 2-4 and 7-9. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Church Road, East Bennington, Tuesday at 10 AM. Memorials to Bennington Fire Department Rescue Squad.



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.



GRANT - Jane R. (Goldberg)
9/29/1997

September 28, 1997; wife of the late Lawrence A.; mother of Susan L. Grant of Los Angeles, CA and Amy S. (Mark) Wolfe of Manassas, VA; sister of Lawrence Goldberg; grandmother of Colin and Cecile Wolfe. Family will be at DELAWARE PARK MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 2141 Delaware Ave., Monday 7-9 PM. Funeral services from Temple Beth Zion (Sisterhood Chapel), 805 Delaware Ave., Tuesday at 11 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. No visitation following funeral services. Memorials may be made to Hospice Unit at Buffalo General Hospital. Jay L. Mesnekoff, Director.



HEALY - Margaret M. (Cronin)
9/29/1997

September 28, 1997; wife of the late Patrick J. Healy; mother of Daniel P. (Annette), Patrick J. Jr. (Carol Ann), John F. (Theresa) and Peggy (Daniel) Redmond; also survived by 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister of the late John J. and James J. Cronin. Friends may call Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the (Buffalo Chapel) of the THOMAS H. McCARTHY FUNERAL HOME, 1975 Seneca St., where funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9:15 and from St. Martin of Tours Church at 9:45. Flowers gratefully declined.



HELENBROOK - Roberta C. (MacPherson)
9/29/1997

September 29, 1997, wife of the late Robert F. Helenbrook; mother of Robert G. (Marilyn) and Douglas (Carolyn) Helenbrook; grandmother of Greg (Jamie), Rob (Kathleen), Debbie, Brian, Kathy, Kristen Helenbrook and three great-grandchildren; sister of the late Helen Erick, Elizabeth Kennedy and Mae Kochersperger; survived by nieces and nephews. Family present to receive friends Tuesday only 2-4 and 7-9 at the PERNA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1306 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave.), where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 AM. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Mrs. Helenbrook's memory may be made to the Leukemia Society, 5500 Main St., Williamsville 14221



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.



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.



KNIGHT - Eleanor (nee Sitzman)
9/29/1997

September 28, 1997, age 71 of Tonawanda, after a brief illness, wife of the late Raymond I. Knight and the late William F. Ertel; mother of Mrs. Diane (Larry) Kingston, James (Susan), Paul (Diane), Robert (Arlene) and Richard (Amy) Ertel; sister of Mrs. Lauraine Kowsky, Harold (Doris), Russell (Ruth), George and the late William Sitzman; also survived by ten grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 7-9 PM Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 PM Tuesday at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME INC., Adam and Seymour Streets, Tonawanda, where prayers will be said at 9:30 AM Wednesday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Francis Chapel on Adam Street, Tonawanda. Friends invited. Mrs. Knight was employed at AM&A's in Northtown Plaza before retiring in 1994 and then was a Classroom Assistant for the North Tonawanda Schools.



LIDDLE - Thomas A.
9/29/1997

September 28, 1997; brother of Mary F. Liddle, John F. (Edith) of Wilmington, DE, and the late Rosanne (late Harry) Addis; also survived by one niece and three nephews. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 PM, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at ROLLING CHAPEL of the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 3000 Delaware Ave. at Tremont, Kenmore, where prayers will be offered Thursday morning at 9:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Cathedral at 10 o'clock. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo NY 14202. Mr. Liddle was retired Buffalo Public School Principal



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.



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.



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.



PANGBURN - Arthur P.
9/29/1997

September 24, 1997; of Cheektowaga, NY; father of the late Kyle Patrick Pangburn; son of Arthur J. and Voilet Pangburn; brother of Robert (Patricia) and Mark (Kathy); good friend of Sandra Olewine; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will be present Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the FRANKLIN F. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 54 Lake Ave., Blasdell, where services will be held at 8 PM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.



PANZICA - Anthony J.
9/29/1997

Suddenly, September 28, 1997, dear husband of Marilyn; dear father of Mark and Anthony P.; survived by one grandson. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the ROLLING CHAPEL of the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 3000 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, where prayers will be offered Thursday at 9:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul's Church at 10:15 AM. Friends invited.



PAOLUCCI - Angela N. (nee Gullo)
9/29/1997

September 10, 1997 of Sunrise, FL; formerly of Depew, NY; beloved wife of Peter Paolucci; dearest mother of Lucy (Michael) Nebrich, Dominic (Kandi) Paolucci of Lake Worth, FL, Mary Ann (Thomas) Koedel of Sunrise, FL, and Joan (Robert) Jelonek of Coral Springs, FL; also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Barnabas R.C. Church, Depew, NY on Saturday October 4th at 10:30 AM.



PRZYBYSZEWSKI - Jan
9/29/1997

Of West Seneca; September 27, 1997; beloved husband of Barbara Bananch Przybyszewski; dearest father of Robert J.; son of Jerzy (Wanda) Przybyszewski; brother of Eric Przybyszewski and Elizabeth Etterle; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 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 Wednesday morning at 8:15 AM and from Queen of Heaven Church at 9 o'clock. Friends are invited.



RAKOWSKI - Lottie
9/29/1997

September 29, 1997, beloved wife of the late Adolph; dear mother of Mary (Vincent) Ptak, Adolph J. 'Roxie' (Sandra) and the late Theresa (Joseph) Matusik; grandmother of David, James (Carol), Kenneth, Joseph Jr., Stephen (Joanne), Timothy and Matthew; great-grandmother of Catharine, Carolynne and Johnna; predeceased by brothers and sisters; sister-in-law of Bertha (late Edward) Slisz. Family and friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at ORLOWSKI-PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 2400 William St. (897-2400), where services will be held Thursday at 9:30 AM and 10 AM at St. Josaphat's Church. Lottie was a member of the Mothers of Sorrow, Sacred Heart and Mothers Club of the parish.



SANTORO - Marietta E. (nee Capicotto)
9/29/1997

September 28, 1997, beloved wife of Joseph Santoro; dear mother of Michael J. (Sandra C.) Santoro, Carmeline (Attilio) Folino, Elena Lamendola and Nicolette (Robert) Hinderliter; grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sister of Biagio (Grace) Capicotto and the late Ida Choppolla. Family will be present Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SPALLINO-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1300 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 AM and from St. Joseph's Church at 9:15 AM. If desired, contributions may be made in Mrs. Santoro's memory to the American Cancer Society or the the American Heart Association of WNY.



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.



SEARER - Edward C.
9/29/1997

September 28, 1997; beloved husband of the late Violet L. (nee Reed) Searer; beloved father of Wanda (Carmen) Deveso, Linda (Thomas) Vassallo and Marilyn Senft; dear grandfather of seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother of Lois Walters, Alice Ritzman Lillian Olsen, Winifred Carlson Gordon, Arthur and Dale Searer and the late Mildred Goss, Emory, Glen, Donald and Lyle Searer. The family will be present on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Drive (corner Parker Blvd.) where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM.



SPALTI - Erwin C. 'Heintz'
9/29/1997

September 27, 1997; of West Falls, NY; beloved husband of Donalda 'Donna' Musty Spalti; father of Nora (Russell) Major and Kathleen L. (Donald) Spalti-Fucik; brother of Hazel Hicks, Pearl Sherr and the late Harry, Herman, Ruth, Willis, George, Kenneth, Joseph, Ann, Irene and Jeanette; grandfather of Tammy (Robert) Trautwein and Timothy Major; great-grandfather of Brandin and Tabitha Trautwein; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends on Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 784 Main St., E. Aurora, NY. Funeral from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, W. Falls Rd., Griffins Mills, NY Wednesday at 2 PM. Friends invited. Interment Griffins Mills.



STROM - Louise C.
9/29/1997

September 27, 1997; of Amherst NY; beloved wife of the late George Strom; mother of Judith (Jed) Prouty and William (Madonna) Strom; also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private graveside services. Arrangements by HARRY A. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME INC.



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.


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