Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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BONDZIO - Claire L.
10/3/1997

Of Orchard Park, NY, October 1, 1997; beloved wife of the late Thaddeus J. 'Ted' Bondzio; father of Donald (Jeanne) of OR, Dennis (Carol) of Virginia Beach and David (Becky) Bondzio of AZ; also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No prior visitation. A memorial service will be held Monday from the Windom Community Church, 3766 Abbott Rd., Orchard Park at 11AM. Friends invited. Arrangements by F. E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC.



EKLUM - Mary A. (nee Arnold)
10/4/1997

Of Blasdell, NY, October 3, 1997; beloved wife of the late Carl R. Eklum; dearest mother of Suzanne (Paul) Nowak; dear grandmother of Michael and Stephen Balon, and Matthew and Allison Nowak; sister of Rose (Robert) McCarthy, Charles (Jane) and the late Ferdinand (late Dorothea), Frank (Catherine) and James (late Dorothy) Arnold; also survived by nieces and nephews; dear friend of Phyllis and David Podger. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Saturday October 11 at 10:00 AM at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, 3680 South Park Ave., Blasdell. Mrs Eklum was a member of the Bishops Committee, Home Bureau, Organ Club and an avid sewer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mary A. Eklum Catholic Education Fund. No prior visitation. Arrangements by the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME INC.



GEARY - Susan Ann (Rosati)
10/4/1997

Of Buffalo, NY, October 2, 1997, beloved wife of Thomas J. Geary; dear mother of Tami Ann and Kimberly E. Geary; daughter of James V. Sr. and Frances M. (Mancini) Rosati; sister of James J. Jr. (Robin), Timothy L. (Ann), Michael J. and John J. Rosati; daughter-in-law of Robert J. and the late Ruth E. (Buck) Geary; also survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Flowers gratefully declined. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at St. Teresa's RC Church, Monday morning at 10 AM. Arrangements by ERIE COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE ( ph 824-6435).



HARTMAN - Marie B. 'Mary' (Stratil)
10/4/1997

October 3, 1997 beloved wife of the late Peter Hartman; dearest mother of Robert (Marcia) and John 'Jack' (Patricia) Hartman; dear grandmother of Sandra, Deborah, Cynthia and Jon; also survived by relatives in Europe. Family will be present on Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 569 Cleveland Drive. Funeral services will be held on Monday from Cleveland Hill Lutheran Church, 261 Cleveland Dr. at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired contributions may be made to Cleveland Hill Lutheran Church.



HERR - Michael J.
10/3/1997

October 2, 1997, loving son of Harriett (Mahoney) and the late Charles E. Herr; dearest nephew of Marcelle (Harold) Cummings; also survived by many cousins. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Rd., where services will be held Monday at 12:45 PM and at St. Francis of Assisi Church (Athol Springs) at 1:30 PM. Friends invited.



HOCKWATER - Helen W. (nee Weaver)
10/4/1997

Of Hamburg, NY, October 1, 1997, wife of the late Charles Hockwater; mother of Barbara (David) Hall; sister of Florence Peavey, Lavina Young and the late Medora Henry; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the DONALD M. DEMMERLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 21 Pierce Ave., Hamburg, Monday morning at 9:20 and from St. Francis of Assisi Church, Athol Springs at 10:00. Friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM only. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. Mrs. Hockwater was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, Third Order of St. Francis and American Legion Post 527 Ladies Auxiliary.



HUDZINSKI - Alexander J. Sr.
10/4/1997

Of Springville, NY, October 3, 1997, husband of Dorothy M. Hudzinski (nee Bialaszewski); father of Alexander J. (Kathryn) Hudzinski Jr., Stanley Hudzinski and Dr. Lori Hudzinski (Robert) O'Shei; also survived by seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; brother of Charles Hutchins, Agnes Anderson, Joanna Sprouse and the late Josephine, Julia and Dorothy. Friends may call Saturday evening from 7-9 PM and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME INC, 271 E. Main St, Springville, NY, where a wake service will be held Sunday evening at 8:30, followed by a prayer service Monday morning at 9:30 and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM from St. Aloysius Church, Springville, NY. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Red Cross Buffalo Chapter or to St. Aloysius Church.



JONES - Beulah Lorena (nee Smith)
10/3/1997

September 29, 1997 suddenly left this life for a better place. Leaving behind to mourn her transition are her beloved sister Vera B. Battle, nieces Lois Jean Larkin (Windsor, Ontario), Barbara Judith Cook (Ted F.), nephews John Ronald Smith (British Columbia), William A. Battle (Clifton, VA), J. Robert Battle (Buffalo), a host of cousins from Canada and many relatives and friends. The wake will be Saturday 10AM followed by the funeral at 11AM from Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1525 Michigan Ave., Reverend Richard A. Stenhouse officiating. Auspices of H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY, INC. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Bethel Flower or Scholarship Funds.



LaRUSSA - Michael J.
10/3/1997

October 1, 1997, beloved husband of Suzanne (Hackroth); devoted father of Jennifer LaRussa; dear son of Donald J. and Eleanore (Hamilton) LaRussa; dear brother of Gary (Maryann), Daniel and the late Gerianne LaRussa; brother-in-law of Sharon (Mark) Witul; uncle of five nephews. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, where services will be held Monday 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church (Claremont Ave.) 9:30 AM.



MACCAGNANO - Angeline (nee Aiello)
10/4/1997

Entered into rest October 3, 1997; beloved wife of the late Anthony 'Nino' Maccagnano; devoted mother of Anthony J (Rosemary) Maccagnano, Harriet (Carl) Scinta, Salvatore (Theresa) Maccagnano and the late Andrew (Nancy) Maccagnano; cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; loving daughter of the late Andrew and Katherine (nee Sedita) Aiello; dear sister of Mary Scire, Anna Cesario, Irene Cosmano and the late Sarah Cosmano and Jenny Darone; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME, (City Chapel) 102 Linwood Ave. at Summer on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral will be held on Monday morning at 8:45 o'clock and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, at 9:30 o'clock. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.



MACPHERSON - David M.
10/4/1997

October 1, 1997; beloved husband of Gladys (nee Sampson); dear father of David S. (Judee); dear grandfather of David E. and Molly; dear brother of Edward (Alice) MacPherson, Elizabeth (late Donald) Sheehan, late John (late Thelma), late Donald (Dodie) MacPherson and late James (June). The family will be present to receive friends Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (AMHERST Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC, 5200 Sheridan Dr., cor. Hopkins. Funeral will be held a the convenience of the family. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired donations may be a charity of your choice. Mr McPherson was a member of the Niagara Mohawk Pension Club and the American Legion Jurek Post



MANG - Louis C.
10/4/1997

Of Kenmore, October 2, 1997, beloved husband of Theresa Karaga Mang; dear father of David L., Thomas S. (Diane), Andrew (Cynthia), Patrick (Karen), Jeffrey (Donna), Louis S. (Julie) Mang; brother of Edward (Juanita), Charles (Doris), Michael Mang, Janet (John) Carver, Doris (late Richard) Brown, Mary Ann (Wilfred) Barcik; also survived by 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where funeral will be held Monday at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Pauls R.C. Church at 9:15 AM. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.



McGRAW - Mary M. (Widmer)
10/3/1997

October 3, 1997 of Hamburg, NY; wife of the late Richard J. McGraw; mother of Ellen (Michael) Kuehlewind and the late Richard, Mary and Michael McGraw; sister of Rose Agnes (late Nelson) Burke, Lillian (Walter) Melohusky, Loretta (Joseph) Casper and the late Kathleen (late Charles) Tretyak; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at LOOMIS OFFERS & LOOMIS, INC. 'Floyd Hess Chapel', 207 Main St., Hamburg, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at SS. Peter & Paul Church, Monday at 10am. Friends invited. Mrs. McGraw was active in many community and Irish cultural organizations. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4245 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, 14225. (See Obituary).



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.



MOORE - Frances (Rook)
10/4/1997

October 2, 1997, in Nashville, TN, wife of the late Dr. John Moore; sister of the late Charles, Walter, George, Joseph Rook and Mary Rook Graw; also survived by nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville.



MUIR - John D.
10/3/1997

October 1, 1997; of Wanakah, NY; beloved husband of Marilou (McFarland) Muir; dearest father of John Michael Muir; son of the late John and Roselyn Muir; brother of Malcolm (Frances) Muir; nephew of Margaret Malcolm; brother-in-law of Regina (Douglas) Huber and the late Judith Ann Gimlin; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at LOOMIS OFFERS & LOOMIS INC. 'Floyd Hess Chapel', 207 Main St., Hamburg, where funeral will be held Monday 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined.



PISZCZAK - Stephen J.
10/4/1997

October 2, 1997, of St. Columban-on-the-Lake, Silver Creek, NY and West Seneca, NY; beloved husband of the late Irene S. (Lapinski) Piszczak; loving step-father of Rev. Daniel A. Lapinski, Pastor of St. James Major Church, Westfield, NY and St. Thomas More Church, Ripley, NY; brother of Rosemarie (Robert) Baker, Lockport, NY and the late Walter (Sophie), Helen (Frank) Suminski, Anna (Charles) Mongiovi; brother-in-law of Richard (Ann) Lapinski, Buffalo, NY and Arthur (Henrietta) Lapinski, Norcross, GA; loving uncle of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at LOOMIS, OFFERS & LOOMIS INC., MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1820 Seneca St., where funeral will be held Monday 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. William's Church, 1 Arcade St. corner of Harlem Rd., West Seneca, 9:30. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, October 11 at 10 AM at St. James Major Church, 15 Union St., Westfield, NY. Mr. Piszczak was a member of the American Legion Adam Plewacki Post #779, retired from Buffalo Color Corp. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to St. Columban-on-the-Lake, 2546 Lake Rd., Silver Creek, NY 14136.



SCHAAF - Richard E.
10/4/1997

October 2, 1997, of West Seneca, NY, beloved husband of the late Lucille M. (nee Mielcarek); loving father of Carol A. (John) Thomson, Karen L. (Michael) Gorham, Richard E. (Rose) Schaaf Jr., and the late John A. Schaaf; grandfather of John S. Thomson, Rosalind, Lucille and Richard Schaaf III; brother of John (Jean) Schaaf. Family and friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, where a funeral service will be held Monday morning at 10:30, friends invited. Mr. Schaaf was a member of West Seneca Auxiliary Police, who will hold a Memorial service, Sunday at 7:30 PM and Chapter 150 D.A.V. who will hold a Memorial service Sunday at 7 PM.



SCHULTZ - Edwin C.
10/4/1997

Went home to heaven on October 2, 1997. Beloved husband of sixty years of Geraldine C. (nee Hoffman) Schultz; loving father of Sandra (Donald) McPhee, Mary Ellen (Charles) Vowinkel, Linda (Joseph) Mruzik and Donna (Dr. John) Stumpf; grandfather of eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; step-grandfather of four grandchildren and one step-grandson; brother of Grace Secrist of Winterhaven, FL. The family will be present Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (at Hopkins). Funeral services will be held Monday, October 6 at 9:30 AM from Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, 8180 Greiner Rd. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church or the Alzheimers Assoc. of WNY.



TORNOW - Esther P. (nee Gajafsky)
10/4/1997

October 2, 1997, of South Buffalo, NY, beloved wife of the late Elmer W.; loving mother of Kenneth L. (Mary); grandmother of David L. (Patricia), Deborah A. (Jeffrey) Fields, Richard D. (Katrina), Barbara J. (Thomas) Staccone and William A. (Wendy) Tornow; survived by eight great-grandchildren. Family and friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at the HOY FUNERAL HOME INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca. A funeral service will be held Monday morning at 10:00 from Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. Friends invited. Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Church of Christ. Mrs. Tornow was a member of Woodside Senior Citizens and South Buffalo Y.W.C.A. Senior Citizens.



ULATOWSKI - Robert C.
10/4/1997

October 3, 1997, husband of Mary Jane (Heitzmann) Ulatowski; father of Katherine A. Scheuer of Pinellas Park, FL, Robert M., James J. (Julia), David R. (Joanne), Mark C. (Barbara), Jean (Mike) Endl and Mary M. (Robert) Scheuer; grandfather of 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother of Gertrude (late John) Samol, Jerome J. (Coralie) and the late Thomas J. (Joyce) Ulatowski; son of the late Casimer and Emilia Ulatowski. Friends may call Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the ROLLING CHAPEL OF THE DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 3000 Delaware Ave., at Tremont, Kenmore, where prayers will be offered Monday morning at 9:45, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Paul's RC Church at 10:15. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, Ellicott Square Bldg., Buffalo, NY 14203 or St. Francis Nursing Home, 2787 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214. Mr. Ulatowski was a veteran of WW-II. Arrangements by the ANDREW C. SMITH FUNERAL HOME.



VARDIAN - Dorothy K.
10/4/1997

October 2, 1997, beloved wife of Francis T.; dear mother of Marilyn (Craig) Fargo and Gary T. (Carol) Vardian; grandmother of Amy, Adam and Steven Vardian. Friends may call at the JAMES E. GRACE FUNERAL HOME INC., 335 Ontario St., Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where funeral services will be held Monday at 9:15 and in All Saints Church at 9:45. Dorothy was a member of All Saints Church Altar and Rosary Society.



VERSO - John R.
10/3/1997

Suddenly, September 27, 1997, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Kenmore, beloved son of Judy Smith-Verso-Higgins (David Higgins) and Frank (Rita) Verso and the late Edward Ziolkowski; grandson of Beulah (late Robert) Smith; nephew of Robert H. Smith; cousin of Amy, Randy and Robin Smith. Friends are invited to funeral services Saturday at 7:30 PM at the BURY & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.



WARD - Goldie
10/4/1997

September 30, 1997, wife of the late Martin; mother of Allen (Linda) Ward of Minneapolis, MN; sister of Ruth Resnick and Edith Newman. Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 PM at the DELAWARE PARK MEMORIAL CHAPEL INC., 2141 Delaware Ave. Flowers gratefully declined. No prior visitation. Jay L. Mesnekoff, Director.


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