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ATTEA - Joseph H.
10/2/1997

Entered into rest October 1, 1997; beloved husband of the late Georgette M. (nee Attea) Attea; devoted father of Joan (David) Deinhart and Richard J. ( Harriet) Attea; cherished grandfather of Diane (Steven) Bianchi, Paula (John) Carver, Mark (Diane) Deinhart, Gregg Deinhart, Georgette (James) Rautenstrauch, Paul (Marcia) Attea, Mary Claire (Kevin) Patwell, Brian (Jennifer) Attea and Richard Attea; fond great grandfather of 17 great grandchildren; loving son of the late Hatem and Theckla Attea; dear brother of Kaffa Abdella and the late Milhem, Mary, George and Elias Attea; guardian of Joseph Bittar, George Bittar, Theckla Mullen and Ann Christman; also survived by many nieces nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME, (Southtowns Chapel) 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave. on Thursday from 6-9 PM and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Maron Church, 2040 Wehrle Dr., Williamsville on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.



BUKOWSKI - Genevieve (Baranski)
10/2/1997

October 1, 1997, of Grand Island, wife of the late John H. Bukowski; mother of Jane V. (Edward) Sharpe, Mildred C. Hall and June A. (Jack) Kaefer; also survived by 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sister of Felix Baranski. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 AM at St. Stephen's Church. Flowers gratefully declined.



BUTERA - Pauline R. (nee Insalaco)
10/2/1997

September 30, 1997, beloved wife of Joseph T. Butera; dear mother of Philip (Susan) and Thomas (Linda) Butera; grandmother of Dalynn (Richard) Engler, Philip (Sandy), Michelle and Roseanna Butera; great-grandmother of Liselette Engler; sister of Mary Nicosia, Joseph (late Carmela), the late Samuel (Sophie) and Gaetano (Eileen) Insalaco; sister-in-law of Carmela (late Frank) Salerno, Josephine (Anthony) Buscaglia, the late Jennie (Benedict) Arcese, Philip (Rose) Butera and Sam Butera. Friends received Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME INC., 2909 Elmwood Ave. (near Sheridan Dr.) where funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 and at St. Gabriels Church at 10. If desired, memorials may be sent to Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.



CARMICHAEL - Frank M.
10/2/1997

September 29, 1997, beloved husband of Hattie; dear son Gladys Carmichael; also survived by 11 children, four brothers, one sister, 27 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives. The family will receive friends Friday 10 AM at True Bethel Baptist Church, 497 East Ferry St., where funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY, INC.



CONOVER - Frances 'Honey' (Meyer)
10/2/1997

October 1, 1997, beloved wife of the late Cloyd B. Conover; dear mother of Shirley (Norman) Jones, Clifford (Judy) and Ronald (Sally) Conover; sister of the late Barbara Heimiller, Marion Anderson, Anthony Meyer, Mabel Honeck, and Norman Meyer; grandmother of ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 911 Englewood Ave., Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:15 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Shrine of St. John Neumann Chapel at 9:45 AM. Donations to American Cancer Society.



CRAWFORD - Hattie (nee Rosegenberg)
10/2/1997

Friday, September 26, 1997, wife of the late Leon Cummings, Lloyd Goff Sr. and Wallace Crawford; mother of Floyd (Joan) Goff, Lloyd (Carol) Goff and Eugene (Rose) Goff, Edith (Claude) Frey and Leona (John) Jones; 25 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 47 great-great-grandchildren; pre-deceased by Homer, Howard, Vernon, Martin and Lizzie Rosegenberg and Louise and Leola Wick and Martha Alexander. Friends may call Saturday, October 4, 11-1 PM at which time funeral services will be held at the BABBITT & EASTON FUNERAL HOME, Franklinville. Burial, Mt. Prospect Cemetery.



CROWE - Thomas M.
10/1/1997

September 29, 1997 beloved husband of Sharon (nee Vogt); cherished father of Sean and Brian Crowe; loving son son of Adeline (nee Wojtowicz) (Richard) Hitchcock and the late Walter Crowe; dearest brother of Patrick (Darlene) Crowe and Deborah Hitchcock; step-brother of Terry and Kevin Hitchcock; dear son-in-law of Ruth (nee Voll) and the late Calvin Vogt; dear brother-in-law of Diane Sims, Nancy Vogt, Carol (Joseph) Massimi, Douglas (Sue), David (Barbara), Michael (Jackie), Peter, Paul and Lynne (Daniel) Parkhurst; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received at the LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., S-4199 Lakeshore Rd. (corner Camp Rd.) Hamburg, PH 627-2919 on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where funeral services will be held Friday at 9:15 AM and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Lakeview at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Charles A. Castiglia, Director.



CRUCHENZA - James J.
10/2/1997

October 2, 1997; son of the late Anthony and Marie Cruchenza; brother of Anna Korzie and the late Carmela Cruchenza. Friends may call Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd. (between N. Bailey and Niagara Falls Blvd.), Amherst, where prayers will be offered Saturday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Trinity Church at 9:30 AM. Friends are invited.



DABELLE - Sophie M. (nee Wierzba)
10/1/1997

Of East Eden, NY, September 30, 1997, wife of the late Godfrey; mother of Ronald and Gerald (Beverly) Dabelle; sister of Edward (Dorothy) Wierzba, Helen Kwilos, Theodore Wierzba, Edmund (Georgia) Wierzba, Irene (Irving) Corp, Angeline Szal and the late Raymond (Lillian), Stanley (Elsie), Richard (Cynthia); grandmother of Rebecca (William) Paton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 AM in St. Mary's Church, East Eden (please assemble at church). Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the LAING FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2724 West Church St., Eden.



DALY - Rev. Thomas J. SSC
9/30/1997

September 29, 1997, son of the late Thomas J. and Helen T.; brother of M. Jean (Joseph) Varga, Dorothy M. (the late John Jr.) Collins and Margaret (Donald) Reidy; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday, 4-8 PM, at the REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Church Friday at 10 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbian Fathers, Omaha, NE 68056 or St. Thomas Aquinas Building Fund, 450 Abbott Rd., Buffalo, NY 14220.



DAVIS - Raymond A.
10/1/1997

Of Hamburg, NY September 30, 1997 beloved husband of the late Eleanor A. (nee Stull); dearest father of Jane (Kenneth) Blake, Doris (late Eugene) Durusky, Edward (Lucille) and James (Margaret); also survived by 20 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Funeral services Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the (Hamburg Chapel) of the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME INC., 5453 Southwestern Blvd. (corner of Rogers Rd.) 646-5555. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends invited. Mr. Davis was a retired member and past President of USW of A local #2604. Family present Thursday 2-4 and 7-9.



DEAN - Harriet (nee Kraft)
10/2/1997

September 27, 1997 in Cape Coral, FL; wife of the late Bertrum Dean; dear aunt of Dr. Jerry (Evelyn) Kraft and Kenneth (Kathleen) Kraft. Friends may call Saturday at 10:00 AM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, where services will be held at 11:00 AM. Flowers are declined. Memorials may be made to the Shrine Childrens Transportation Fund, c/o Ismailia Temple, 1598 Southwestern Blvd, West Seneca, in memory of Mrs. Dean.



DiFLORIO - Susan (nee Finocchi)
10/2/1997

Age 95, in Niagara Falls, NY, Tuesday, September 30, 1997, wife of the late Daniel DiFlorio, mother of Aldo DiFlorio of Sanborn, NY, Mrs. Robert (Gilda) LaDuca of St. Augustine, FL and Mrs. Robert (Ida) McVeigh of Pittsford, NY; sister of Mrs. Ann DeFazio of Niagara Falls and the late Dominic Finocchi, Guido Finocchi, Mrs. Angeline LaGatta and Mrs. Constance Fabrizio; also survived by 11 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON FUNERAL CHAPEL, 468 19th Street, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will be held Saturday, October 4th at 10 AM and in ST. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, NY at 10:30 AM with Msgr. Richard S. Amico officiating. Entombment in Riverdale Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials can be made to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swan Rd., Youngstown, NY 14174.



GOHN - Donald W.
10/1/1997

September 30, 1997, beloved husband of Josephine (Rusinek) Gohn; dearest father of David W. (Heidi), Paul J. (Heidi), Howard L., Guy D. Gohn and David C. Martin; dear brother of the late Richard L. (Marilyn) Gohn. Family will be present on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SAUER-LYNETTE-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1933 Kensington Ave. (near Harlem Rd), and on Friday from 9:30-10 AM at the Expressway Assembly of God Church, 260 Eggert Rd., where funeral services will follow at 10 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made to Expressway Assembly of God Church.



GOLYSKI - Karen M.
10/2/1997

October 1, 1997; beloved daughter of Bernice and the late Theodore Golyski; dearest sister of Pamela (Steven) Ohar; adored aunt of Nathan, Michael, Steven and Alex Ohar; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral from the KOLANO FUNERAL HOME, 396 Amherst St. (near Grant) Saturday 9AM and Assumption Church at 9:15AM. Friends are invited. Family present Thursday 7-9PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9PM. Karen was a graduate of Bryant & Stratton and was a Senior at UB. Entombment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.



HAHN - Charles C.
10/1/1997

September 30, 1997, of Lockport, NY, formerly of Springfield Ave., Town of Tonawanda, husband of Patricia Rees Hahn; father of Diane H. Quinlan (Bryan), of Rochester, NY, David L. (Karen), of Long Island, NY, Patricia J. Normandale (James), of Jupiter, FL, Kevin C. (Nancy) and Charles C. II (Suzette) and Mary E. Hahn; grandfather of 14 grandchildren; brother of Robert V. (Eleanor) and Patricia J. Baritot. No prior visitation. A Memorial Mass will be offered at St. Amelia's RC Church, 2999 Eggert Rd., Town of Tonawanda, Friday morning at 9:30. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Millard Fillmore Hospital Neurological ICU Fund, c/o Millard Fillmore Foundation, 901 Washington St., Buffalo, NY 14203. Mr Hahn was a long time employee of Molin-Taylor Auto Parts and Lakeland Auto Supply, a Veteran of WW II and a member of the M.J. Brounshidle American Legion Post No. 205. Mr. Hahn was a devoted fan of Notre Dame football and the NY Yankees. Arrangements by the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME.



HALL - James F.
10/2/1997

October 2, 1997, of Cheektowaga, NY; beloved husband of the late Elvira (nee) Daut; brother of Claire (Gerhardt) Belter and the late Florence Hall; survived by nieces. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.), where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10AM. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Hall was a veteran of WWII and a retiree of Conrail. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo.



HARGROVE - Geraldine
10/2/1997

September 30, 1997, wife of James McDaniel; beloved mother of James C. Hargrove, Nathaniel Hargrove, Darryl McDaniel, Thresa Addison, Jay McDaniel, Rosie McDaniel Bolden; also survived by ten grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Saturday at 9:30 AM, funeral to follow at 10:30 AM from the THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 995 Genesee St.



HARTSOCK - Thomas R.
10/2/1997

October 2, 1997, beloved husband of Joan (nee Daly) Hartsock; dear father of Patricia Ann and Geraldine Marie Hartsock; brother of Thelma Marshall, Janice Young, Carl Hartsock, George (Mary) Hartsock, John Hartsock and Dennis Hartsock; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner Parker), where funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:15 AM and at St. Timothy's Church at 10 AM. Friends invited. If desired memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.



HUDACK - Dolores (Raynor)
10/1/1997

Of Lancaster, NY, September 30, 1997. Wife of the late Steven Hudack; mother of Dolores Ann (Brian) Mau, Andrea Driscoll and Edward (Eileen) Hudack; grandmother of Andrew, Anna Maria, Ahren, Ainslie and Madeline Driscoll; great-grandmother of Eric Michael Mau. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's RC Church, Lancaster Friday afternoon at 12:45. Family will be present at the WENDEL & LOECHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 27 Aurora St., Lancaster, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Donations may be made in Dolores's name to the Lancaster Food Pantry.



IGLEHART - Martha J. (nee Jennewine)
10/2/1997

September 29, 1997, wife of the late Ferdinand C. Iglehart; dear mother of Stephen C. Iglehart; sister of the late Robert M. (Eleanor) Jennewine, Louise Spies and Harriet Jennewine; aunt of Louise Jennewine. Friends are invited to attend memorial services 2 o'clock Friday at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Rd. Also a memorial service will be held 11 AM Friday morning at Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, friends are invited to attend. No prior visitation. Mrs. Iglehart was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. If desired, memorials may be made to the Beechwood Residence or Christ United Methodist Church. Arrangements by SCHLAGER FUNERAL HOME INC.



JAGODZINSKI - Hedy M. (nee) Figura
10/1/1997

September 27, 1997 of Cheektowaga, NY. Beloved wife of Vincent E. Jagodzinski, D.D.S.; dearest mother of Janet (Gerard) Owczarczak, James V., Linda, M.D. (James) Flynn and Susan (Jeffrey) Wright; loving grandmother of Andrew, Alison and Alexandria; sister of the late Alexander, Chester, Henry and Julian; survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.), where funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 AM and from Queen of Martyrs Church at 10 AM. Interment St. Adalbert's Cemetery. Mrs. Jagodzinski was a former member and past president of Medical Arts Society Auxiliary.



KRUEGER - Scott S.
10/2/1997

September 29, 1997; in Boston, MA; beloved son of Robert J. and Darlene (Schanne); dear brother of Kelly, Katie and Jeffrey; grandson of Bernice and the late Robert Krueger and Arline and the late Edwin Schanne. Friends received Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the SIECK & MAST FUNERAL HOME, INC., 250 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 AM from St. John's Lutheran Church, 4536 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scott S. Krueger Memorial Fund, PO Box 1045, Orchard Park, NY 14127. After the interment service, a reception will be held at Orchard Park Volunteer Fire Hall, 30 School St.



LANDY - Margaret Maroney 'Peg'
10/2/1997

of 37 Personius Rd. Pine City, NY. died unexpectedly at home Monday September 30, 1997; beloved mother of Eileen and Peggy Landy; grandmother of Andrew Koller; dear friend of Bill Cusick; sister of Thomas (Florence) Maroney, Nora (late Sam) Mett, Mary (late Dick) Jost, Theresa (Jim) Aroune, Eileen (Ed) Wirth, the late Catherine Carducci, Betty (late Ron) Smith, Ann (late Joe) Kazielski, Jack Maroney; sister-in-law of Jim Carducci and Kathleen Maroney. Friends are invited to call at the THOMAS MCINERNY FUNERAL HOME, 113 Walnut St. Elmira, Friday October 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A prayer service will be held there Saturday October 4, at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Burial will be held Monday at Holy Cross Cemetery in Buffalo, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.



LONG - Ruth R. (Powers)
10/1/1997

September 29, 1997, wife of the late John J.; mother of John (Bonnie), Thomas (Barbara), Patrick (Isabella), Dennis (Maureen), Kevin (Mary Ann), Shannon, Brian (Mary Beth) and Mary Kate Long; also survived by 19 grandchildren; sister of the late Robert, Leonard and Francis Powers. The family will be present at the REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Rd., Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ambrose Church, 65 Ridgewood Rd. between McKinley Pkwy. and South Park Ave., Friday at 9 AM. Memorial contributions to Little Portion Friary, 1305 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14209. Mrs. Long was a charter member of the Daughters of Erin Court 5.



MANTIONE - Rosario A. 'Russ'
10/2/1997

October 1, 1997. Husband of Maureen (Bellario) Mantione; father of Laura (William) White, Andrew (Marjorie) Mantione and Sandra Garrison; grandfather of Austin, Ashley White, Melissa and Andreas Mantione; son of the late Henry and Carmela (Palame) Mantione; brother of Jean Mantione and Carrie (Frank) Perez. Family present to receive friends on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PERNA FUNERAL HOME INC., 1306 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave.), where funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 AM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated from St. Anthony of Padua Church at 9:30 AM. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Mantione was a past president of the West Side Little League Football Club.



MARTIN - Kenneth A.
10/2/1997

Age 60 of James Dr., Lewiston, NY, September 30, 1997, husband of Shirley (Shapiro) Martin; father of Kenneth A. Martin, Jr. (Melanie) and Bradley L. Martin (Susan) Lewiston; son of Sylvia (Jackson) Martin Ripson of Wheatfield, NY; brother of Mrs. Sandy (Sally) Greco of Youngstown, NY; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, LaSalle Park Chapel, 2215 Military Rd., Niagara Falls. Funeral services Saturday 9:30 AM in Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston. Memorial contributions to Messiah Lutheran Church or to American Diabetes Association. Mr. Martin was president of Don's Rent-All, Niagara Falls.



MILLER - Winifred N. (nee Weiffenbach)
10/2/1997

October 1, 1997, of East Amherst, NY, beloved wife of the late Norwood M. Miller; dear mother of Rae (Thomas P.) Hill and the late Jeffrey C. Miller; also survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Memorial Eucharist will be offered on Sunday at 7:00 PM from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 4275 Harris Hill Rd., Clarence. Memorials may be made to Hospice Inc. of Buffalo.



MINGUELA - Richard
10/2/1997

Of Buffalo, NY, entered into rest October 1, 1997. Beloved son of Efrain G. Sr. and Victoria (nee Figueon) Minguela; devoted brother of the Efrain Minguela Jr.; loving nephew of many aunts and uncles; also survived by many cousins and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (City Chapel), 102 Linwood Ave. at Summer on Thursday from 7-9 PM & Friday from 2-6 PM where the funeral services will be held on Friday evening at 5 o'clock. Interment Municipal Cemetery, Hormigueros, Puerto Rico.



MONTESANO - William J. Sr.
10/2/1997

October 2, 1997, beloved husband of Frances Curcio Montesano; dear father of William J. Jr., Gary J. (Eileen M.), Robert M. Montesano and loving Chris Reed; grandfather of Joel and Nicholas; dear brother of Mildred Foresta, Margaret (James) Sodaro and Marie (Joseph) Martino; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM at Christ the King Church. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials made to Veterans Hospital in memory of William.



MROZEK - Lawrence 'Red'
9/30/1997

Suddenly, September 27, 1997; beloved husband of Ruth Willrich; son of Loretta (Sigmund) Liszewski and Alexander Mrozek; brother of Carl (Kathy), Diane (Kim) Swatsworth, Ruth (Phil Masiewicz) Mrozek, Rita (Joseph) Paladino; step-brother of Mary Jane, Mark, Margaret Liszewski and Michelle (Paul) Fabia; also survived by nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass will be offered Saturday at 10 AM at St. Augustine's Church, 425 Penora St., Depew. Arrangements by the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC.



MULLEN - Albert J.
10/2/1997

September 21, 1997, of North Port, FL., formerly of Angola, NY. Beloved husband of Joan C. (nee Sames); devoted father of Wayne D. (Carol) and Cynthia A. (Mark) Miller of Florida; dear brother of Doris Owen of Akron, NY and the late Marjorie Sprague; loving grandfather of 10; son of the late Emma Mullen Johnson and John Mullen; step-son of the late Archibald Johnson. Memorial services for family and friends Saturday, October 4th at 10 AM at Holy Angels R.C. Church (Chapel), Porter and West Ave., Buffalo; and Sunday, October 12th at 2 PM at St. John Lutheran Church, 962 Gold St., Angola, NY.



NELSON - Margaret L. 'Monnie'
10/2/1997

(nee Skidmore) September 24, 1997, wife of the late George H. Nelson; former president of Sonotherm, Inc., dear mother of SusanGay (Christy) Rizzo. Friends may call at the SCHLAGER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4614 Main St., Snyder, where the family will be present Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and where Memorial Services will be held Saturday evening at 8:30. Friends are invited to attend. Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Canoe Club, Yacht Club, BAC and the Buffalo launch Club.



NIETHE - Margaret C. (Hauenstein)
10/2/1997

Of Tonawanda, NY; Age 86; October 1, 1997; wife of the late Otto Niethe; mother of Harold (Lois) Niethe and Mrs. Phyllis (late Donald) Horan; sister of Harold Hauenstein and Marion (Orville) Melbey and the late Edward, George, Elmer and Earl Hauenstein; grandmother of six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME INC., 307 Oliver St., North Tonawanda where services will be held Friday at 11 AM. If desired memorials may be made to Nazareth Nursing Home, 291 North St. Buffalo. Mrs. Niethe was a member of Rosedale Rebekah Lodge # 386 for fifty plus years.



NOLAN - Eugenia (Devereaux)
10/2/1997

Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at Lockport Memorial Hospital, wife of John J. Nolan; sister of John and James Devereaux of Lockport, the late Virginia B. Taylor; niece of Virginia E. Taylor of Buffalo. Friends may call Friday 2-4 PM only at the GAUL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 263 East Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 4, 10 AM at Patrick's Church. Burial at the convenience of the family.



OCCHINO - Kathleen E. (Morrison)
10/1/1997

Of West Seneca, NY, September 26, 1997, beloved wife of the late Anthony A. Occhino; dear mother of Anthony J. (Gail) Occhino and Alison J. (Frank) Caputy; grandfather of Lee, Anthony, Deanie, Monet and Natalie; great-grandmother of Anthony, Alexis and Alex; daughter of the late James P. and Verna M. Metcalfe Morrison; sister of James P. (Gloria) and the late Frank P. Morrison. No prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church Saturday, October 4 at 10 AM. Arrangements by ERIE COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE (824-6435).



POREBSKI - Walter E. Jr.
10/1/1997

September 29, 1997, of Lancaster, NY, beloved son of the late Walter and Mary; nephew of Florence Porebski. Visitation with the family at the EDWARD J. CICHON FUNERAL HOME, 4929 Broadway, Depew, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Prayers Friday 9:30 AM followed by Mass at St. Augustine R.C. Church at 10 AM. Interment St. Augustine Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited.



PREFONTAINE - Edmond F., Sr.
10/1/1997

September 30, 1997, beloved husband of Charlotte (nee Luksch) Prefontaine; dearest father of Carin (Michael) Chmurzynski, Edmond Jr. (Susan B.), Colette (Alan) Cherbow, Carla J. Prefontaine, Celeste (Brian) Baty, Clair R. (Edward) Hurrell and Carolyn E. Prefontaine; grandfather of Catherine, Samantha and Nicholas Prefontaine, Scott and Kevin Cherbow, Courtney, Brandon and Callie Baty; brother of Marguerite (Warner) Edson. The family will be present Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner Hopkins Rd.), where funeral services will be held Friday at 8:45 AM and in St. Leo the Great Church at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation.



PRZESIEK - Crystal Marie
10/2/1997

September 30, 1997, infant daughter of Scott and Dawn (Czaja), unfortunately taken from us. Survived by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements private by the family. 'We never knew you, but will never forget you.'



SANTINO - Lurita
10/1/1997

September 26, 1997, of Buffalo, NY, loving daughter of the late George and Frances (Bollaro) Santino; beloved sister of Dominic (Lucie) Santino, Gloria (Charles) Solazzo and the late Millie, Jack (late Josephine) and Joseph Santino; aunt of Louis, Charles, George, Annette, George and Marie. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave, where funeral service will be held Friday morning at 9. Mass of Christian Burial in the Shrine Chapel of St. John Neumann (Englewood Ave) at 9:45. Friends invited.



SITAREK - John K.
10/2/1997

October 1, 1997 of Cheektowaga, NY. Beloved husband of the late Ann Pauline (nee Kondziela); dearest father of Henry (Elaine), Mary Ann (John) Kuzma, Pauline (Edward) Wisniewski, Edward, David and the late Richard (Joanne) Sitarek; also survived by 23 grandchildren; brother of Leo and Thaddeus Sitarek. Prayer services commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Rd., Cheektowaga (2 blocks south of William St.), Saturday morning at 9:30 AM and at St. Josaphat's Church at 10 AM. Interment in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Lancaster. Family present Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mr. Sitarek was a member of the Parish Holy Name Society. Members to assemble on Friday at 7:30. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Renaissance House; Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity or Christ the King Seminary.



SZCZEPANIEC - Ignatius 'Jack'
10/2/1997

October 1, 1997, husband of the late Irene; father of Ann (the late Dennis) King and Arthur (Susan) of Peachtree City, GA; grandfather of Dennis and Jonathan King, Kara, Matthew, Lindsay and Ashley Szczepaniec; brother of Cecelia Chlipala, Al (Katherine) and the late Joseph, Michael, and Mary Nadratowski; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DONALD J. SIWEK FUNERAL HOME, 610 Hertel Ave., where services will be held Friday at 9 followed by a Mass at St. Florian's Church at 9:30 AM. Mr. Szczepaniec was an employee of the Kittinger Furniture Company, retiring after 47 years, a World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion Post No. 1041.



TRANQUILLO - Dorothy R.
10/1/1997

Of East Amherst, NY September 29, 1997; she is survived by her husband G. Pat Tranquillo; daughter Marianne (Richard) Child; grandchildren Deborah and Robert Child; sister Shirley Coolidge; sisters in-law and brothers in-law Josephine and Stanley Franov, Rose Tranquillo, Sam and Terry Tranquillo of CA; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIPONZIO FUNERAL HOME, INC, 219 Spencerport Rd, Rochester (NY rte 31). Funeral services Saturday morning at 9:30 in the funeral home. Funeral Mass at 10:15 in St. Theodore's Church, 168 Spencerport Rd. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery



VON - Carol M.
10/1/1997

Of Hamburg, NY, September 30, 1997, beloved mother of Jack K. (Deborah) Stewart and Michelle R. (Edward) Fisher; grandmother of Justin, Tara, Jessica, Edward and Julia; sister of Frances J. (Michael) McCormick, Robert V. (Cathy) and James J. Von; survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 from the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., E. Quaker St. (Rte. 20 A), Orchard Park. Services from the funeral home Saturday 10:45 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Nativity of Our Lord Church at 11:30 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully accepted.



WASIELEWSKI - Alfred C.
10/2/1997

Suddenly, August 25, 1997, in Valrico, FL., beloved husband of Dorothy (Bauchan); devoted father of Catherine Congdon, Shirley (Jack) Yaeger, Alfred (Shirley); also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; son of the late John and Josephine; brother of the late Alexander (Olga), late Helen and Jack Michalski, the late Clara, late Joseph (Valerie), Frances (Matthew) Michalski, Victor, Emily (John) Waczkowski. Services will be held at St. John Gualbert Church on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 12:00 noon. Interment in St. Adalbert's, Lancaster.



WEIFFENBACH - Winifred N.
10/2/1997

(See Miller notice)



WILKERSON - George J.
10/2/1997

Age 75, September 28, 1997 of Port Royal, SC, formerly of Buffalo, NY, husband of the late Elizabeth Paradise-Wilkerson; father of Arno of Buffalo, NY, Gile of Marietta, GA, Jennifer Ruffin, of Los Angeles, CA, Clemmett Forrest of Clinton, MD and Elone Wilkerson of Port Royal, SC; brother of Albert Wilkerson of New York; survived by eight grandchildren. Funeral service will be on Friday at 11 AM. Burial in Beaufort National Cemetery. Arrangements by ALLEN FUNERAL HOME, Beaufort, SC.



WOLFE - Ruth J. (nee Moon)
10/2/1997

October 1, 1997, age 62, of Buffalo, NY, beloved wife of Millard A. Wolfe; devoted mother of Warren Wolfe, Kathleen (Kenneth) Krasowski, Jane (David) Guthrie and Jody (Michael) Schrenk; loving grandmother of Jeramiah Burkett, Beth Meyers, Candice and Kelly Bonilla, Frankie, Monica and Steven Horvath and Rachael Guthrie; dear sister of William (Susan) Moon, Mary (late Michael) Gentile and Frances Cuevas. Family will be present Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the NIGHTENGALE FUNERAL HOME, 1884 South Park Ave., (near Tifft), where funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Holy Family at 10 AM. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice Association. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery.



WOZNIAK - Walter
10/2/1997

Age 76, of Niagara Falls, NY, Sept. 27, 1997, husband of Theresa (Gabriele) Wozniak, of Niagara Falls; father of Michael (Kelly) Wozniak, of Cheektowaga, Patricia (William) Goodspeed Centralia, IL; grandfather of Brian, Andrea, Kristy. Friends may call Thursday, 6-9 PM at ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME, INC., 319 24th St. (corner Welch Ave.) Niagara, Falls, NY, where funeral services will be held 9:30 AM, Friday. Mass of Christian Burial Holy Trinity R.C. Church at 10 AM, burial Holy Trinity R.C. Cemetery.



WREATH - Edwin S.
10/2/1997

September 30, 1997, of Hamburg, NY, husband of the late Lillian Johnson Wreath; brother of the late Ruth Motley; also survived by nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements LOOMIS, OFFERS & LOOMIS, INC.



WRONA - Patricia R. (nee Kazmierczak)
10/2/1997

October 1, 1997, beloved wife of Anthony Wrona; dearest mother of Michael (Suzan) Wrona; dear daughter of Regina Kazmierczak; dear sister of Joyce (James) Greene, Raymond (Ida) and Rita Kazmierczak. Family will be present Thursday 6-9 PM and Friday 11-1 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Hopkins Rd.), where funeral services will follow at 1 PM. Friends invited.



ZURAT - Walter
10/2/1997

October 1, 1997, husband of Maria (nee Wojs); father of Jane (Robert) Connors, Chesterine (Robert) Breen, Edward (Linda) Zurat and the late Theresa (David) Glowish; grandfather of Stephanie, Aaron, Meagan and Amanda; also survived by a sister and brothers in Poland. Family present Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 806 Clinton St., where services will be held Saturday at 9:15 AM and at St. Stanislaus Church at 10 AM.


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