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AGLE - Lucille K.
10/5/1997

Of Hamburg, formerly of Eden, NY; October 4, 1997; sister of Ruth Metz and Gladys (Marvin) Eckhardt; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services private. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hour, 2185 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139 or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 3487 N. Boston Rd., Eden, NY 14057. Arrangements by LAING FUNERAL HOME, INC.



BAER - Barbara A. (nee Strong)
10/5/1997

Of Depew, NY; October 2, 1997. Cherished wife of Richard J. Baer; devoted mother of Suzanne of Edmond, OK, Jonas (Beverly) and Kim (Roger) Yung; loving grandmother of Kayla and Jacob Baer and Samantha Doctor; beloved sister of Phyllis and Richard (Patti) Strong, Marion (Edwin) Raecher of St. Petersburg, FL; also survived by nieces and nephews. Private services at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by CREMATION CENTERS OF WNY (881-6448).



BAIL - Geneva H. (nee Jenkins)
10/5/1997

Of Myrtle Beach, SC; formerly of West Seneca, NY. Beloved wife of Thomas D. Bail; dearest mother of Linda Bail, Carolyn (Kevin) O'Connell and Sharon (Douglas) Schlotterbeck; loving nana of PJ, Wendy, Kevin Jr., Ryan, Amy and Danny; sister of Katheryn (late Clifford) Kidd, James (Pam) Jenkins and Jack (Betty) Jenkins; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services Monday morning at 11 AM from the (Hamburg Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5453 Southwestern Blvd. (corner of Rogers Rd, 646-5555). Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends are invited. Mrs. Bail was a retiree of Sears and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Donations may be made in Mrs. Bail's name to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. Family present Sunday 2-4 and 7-9.



BLEY - Mildred E. (nee Pfarner)
10/5/1997

Of Hamburg, formerly of Eden, NY; September 29, 1997; wife of the late Fred W.; mother of the late Frederick, Allan and Robert; sister of Earl (Martha) Pfarner, Evelyn (Werner) Blesy and the late Carl Pfarner; sister-in-law of Hilda Winter. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service, Saturday, October 11, at 11 AM in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Eden. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by LAING FUNERAL HOME, INC.



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.



BONN - Dorothy J. (nee Folts)
10/5/1997

October 4, 1997; beloved wife of the late Wayne N. Bonn. The family will be present Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 569 Cleveland Drive where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 AM and from Infant of Prague Church at 10:00 AM. Friends invited.



BOUMAN - Scott J.
10/5/1997

October 3, 1997. Husband of Tracey Swigart Bouman; son of Daniel Bouman and Kathleen Brown; brother of Robert, Mary Anna, Mark and Dawn; son-in-law of Dennis Swigart and Jeanette Andrews; also survived by many aunts and uncles. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at LOOMIS, OFFERS & LOOMIS INC., MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1820 Seneca St. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial at St. Bernard's Church, Clinton St. at Ogden, Tuesday at 10 AM.



DITTENHOFER - Joseph C.
10/5/1997

October 4, 1997, husband of the late Dorothy (Auer); dear brother of Thomas (Esther) Dittenhofer, Margaret Dittenhofer and the late John, Robert, Mary, Kathleen (Earl) Bylbie and Jean (Donald) Kraft; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends received on Monday (only) from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the NIGHTENGALE FUNERAL HOME, 1884 South Park Ave. (near Tifft) where services will be held on Tuesday morning at 9:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 10:30. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Mr. Dittenhofer was a member of Loyal Order of Moose So. Buffalo Lodge No. 1407 and was a retiree of Republic Steel. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.



DOAN - Edwin
10/5/1997

Died September 22, 1997, in Montrose, AL, peacefully in his sleep, age 89, father of Dorothy, Dennis; grandfather of two grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brother-in-law of Elsie; also survived by nieces and nephews in the Buffalo area . A long time Buffalo resident and retired Burgard teacher, Mr. Doan was interred September 24 next to his wife Anne in the Montrose Cemetery.



DOWDALL - Josephine (nee Hopkins)
10/5/1997

Of Hamburg, NY; October 3, 1997, beloved wife of 52 years of the late Michael L. Dowdall; loving mother of Theresa (Charles) Maurer (formerly Krnjaich), Pat Morgan-Lark, Paul (Nancy), Barbara Hering, Marge (late Harvey Becker) White, Mary Kate (Joseph) Trybus-Caputo, Bernie (Jackie), Johnny (Sandy), Jean Tracy and the late Gerald and Dolores Sausner; dearest grandmother and companion of Molly Morgan and 52 other grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; sister of Mary, Gertrude, Peter and the late Thomas, Edward, Gerard, Ursula and Helen. Funeral services Tuesday morning at 9:45 from the (Hamburg Chapel) of the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5453 Southwestern Blvd. (corner of Rogers Rd., 646-5555) and at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 10:30. Interment in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Friends invited. Mrs. Dowdall was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Altar and Rosary Society, Blue Army of Our Lady of the Snows, The Secular Franciscans, and a Senior Citizen Volunteer at Union Pleasant Hamburg School. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. Family present Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



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.



FINSTERBACH - Mabel R. (nee Parent)
10/5/1997

Of Lancaster, NY; October 2, 1997; wife of the late Harold W.; cherished mother of Marsha (William) Cox; devoted grandmother of Amy (Donald) Stroka, Kristen and Lisa Cox. Private services at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by CREMATION CENTERS OF WNY, 881-6448.



FORSYTH - Ethel L. (Cummings)
10/5/1997

October 1, 1997, predeceased by her husbands Lawrence Bailey and William Forsyth. She is survived by her sons Donald (Florence) Bailey of Rochester NY and Lawrence (Jean, Deceased) Bailey of Richardson TX; daughter Bonnie (Roland) Bailey Drew, of St. Regis Falls NY; brother Arthur (Mary) Cummings of Lackawanna NY; step-son Walter (Cheryle) Forsyth and step-daughter Rena (Edward) Reardon of Venice FL; she is also survived by several grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Union Presbyterian Church, 67 Lake Ave, Blasdell NY on October 8 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may contribute in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter, 1605 Kenmore Ave, Kenmore NY 14217, or to a charity of choice.



GALLAGHER - Lucille (Smith)
10/5/1997

In Orlando, FL, October 3, 1997; beloved wife of William Gallagher Sr.; dear mother of Susan (Don) Anderson, William Jr. (Bonnie), Sheila (Skip Gradwell) Gallagher and Sheree (David Arche) Gallagher; loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; daughter of the late Raoul and Elinor (Work) Smith; sister of Marion McCabe. Friends may call Monday from 6-9 PM and Tuesday from 12-3 PM followed by a prayer service at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME INC, (Buffalo Chapel), 2397 Seneca St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Buffalo, Kresge Campus, 225, Como Park Blvd, Cheektowaga, NY 14225.



GAWLAK - Stella (nee Toporek)
10/5/1997

October 3, 1997 of Blasdell, NY, beloved wife of the late Stanley W. Gawlak, Sr.; dearest mother of Robert (Margaret), Paul (Gail), Stanley Jr. (Cathy), Dennis (Janice), Ronald (Shelly) and Cynthia (Steven) Podkulski; sister of the late Walter J. (Celia) Toporek and Mary (Kenneth) Peters; also survived by 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from the (Blasdell Chapel) of the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3748 South Park Ave. and at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church at 9:30. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends invited. Family present Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9.



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).



GRAY - Clarence E.
10/5/1997

September 27, 1997, beloved husband of Jane (Bryan) Gray; devoted father of Bonnie Gray and Cynthia (Richard) Clack; grandfather of Emily, Erin, Colleen, Lindsay and Allison Clack. Graveside services at Lancaster Rural Cemetary were privately held. Flowers are declined. Memorials may be made to Amherst Community Church in memory of Mr. Gray. Arrangements by the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC.



HAAS - Donald B. 'Bud'
10/5/1997

October 2, 1997 beloved husband of the late Ruth R. (nee Schreck) Haas; dear son of Lenore (nee Krause) and the late Norman Haas; brother of Erma Ferrell and Richard Haas; also survived by ten nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends Monday 11-12:00 noon at the (Lancaster-Depew Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 6050 Transit Rd. where funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon. Friends invited.



HAMM - Mary A. (Poloncarz)
10/5/1997

October 4, 1997; of Hamburg, NY. Beloved wife of Kenneth; dearest mother of Rachel and Renee; daughter of Vincent and Elizabeth Hanley Poloncarz; sister of Judith (Dennis) Wnuk, Rosella (Oliver) Venable, Vincent (Deborah) and James (Mary Jane); daughter-in-law of Walter and Doris Hamm; sister-in-law of Margaret (Daniel) Riordan and Edward (Gina); also survived by nieces and nephews. Services from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY; Tuesday morning at 8:30 and from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 9 AM. Visitation Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



HARDING - Thomas L.
10/5/1997

October 2, 1997; age 51; son of Mrs. Violet Rose Harding; father of Jeanette Harding and Timothy Harding; brother of Edwin (Patricia) Harding and Mrs. Rose Geis; nephew of Mr. John Fuller. No prior visitation. Memorial services will be held Friday, October 10, 1997 at 10:30 AM at the WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 307 Oliver St. The Rev. Everett F. Spring, officiating.



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.



HEIDERMAN - Bernice M.
10/5/1997

Of Lake View; October 2, 1997; sister of Adele Coleman, Irene (Walter) Dzubella, Florence (Norman) Soule', Joseph and the late Vincent Heiderman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday 9:30 AM in St. Vincent's Church, N. Evans. Arrangements by LAING FUNERAL HOME, INC.



HERLAN - Joseph E.
10/5/1997

October 3, 1997; of North Evans, NY. Dear son of the late Robert and Mary Herlan Sr., brother of the late Mary (Charles) Ibach, Robert Jr. and Thomas Herlan; brother-in-law of Margaret Herlan; survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SCHIAVONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8434 N. Main St., Angola, NY; where prayers will be said Tuesday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent dePaul Church at 9:30 AM.



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.



HETZEL - Robert F.
10/5/1997

September 29, 1997; beloved husband of Janet M.L. Brines; dear father of Kenneth (Karin), Clifford, Norman, Andrew, Michael and Brian Hetzel; brother of Edward (Marie) Hetzel. A private memorial service was held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.



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.



KNAPP - Allen W.
10/5/1997

Of Hamburg, NY, October 2, 1997, son of the late Allen G. Knapp and Pearl M. Montgomery; dear brother of Barbara (David) Sprague, Henry (Nanette), Alvah L. and Pearl (Kevin) Omphalius; survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Memorial Service private. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc. Arrangements by ERIE COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE ( PH 824-6435).



KRANTZ - Elizabeth
10/5/1997

Of Buffalo, NY, October 3, 1997, daughter of the late Charles and Margaret; sister of Walter (Mary) and the late Catherine Lawlor; aunt of Thomas Lawlor, Eileen Walden and the late Vera Johnson; also survived by great-nieces and great-nephews. Relatives and friends may call Monday 2-4 at the URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6685 Transit Rd., East Amherst, NY. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday at 10 AM from Good Shepherd Church, Pendelton (please assemble at church). Deceased was a retiree of Trico. George A. Urban, Director.



KUSZA - Daniel R.
10/5/1997

October 4, 1997, husband of Maxine Burkholder Kusza; brother of the late Louis (late Elizabeth) Kusza; uncle of the late Bobby, Paul, and Kathy Kusza; also survived by four brothers-in-law and six sisters-in-law. Friends may call Sunday 7-9, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd., Eggertsville, where prayers will be offered Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Benedict's Church at 9:30. Mr. Kusza was active in amateur radio. His call is N2IUH.



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.



LUSZCZ - Frank 'Shieki'
10/5/1997

October 3, 1997, brother of Lottie Mazur, Freda Skeren, Jenny (Stan) Wardak; also survived by nieces and nephews. Memorial service to be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements by the DONALD J. SIWEK FUNERAL HOME, 610 Hertel Ave.



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.



MARKIEWICZ - Katherine A. 'Kitty'
10/5/1997

(nee Zakrzewski) Of Town of Wheatfield; September 30, 1997. Beloved wife of Thaddeus 'Teddy-Cousin-Amen' Markiewicz; dearest mother of Dr. Patricia Costanzo (Dr. Rossman Giese) of Elma, NY and Margaret (Paul) Ulrich of North Tonawanda; proud grandmother of eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; dear sister of Stephanie Krischan and the late Wanda Zakrzewski; also survived by many nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Mass at Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Chapel (10570 Bergtold Rd) Clarence, NY on Tuesday (October 7) at 10 AM. Rev. Paul Keppner officiating. Arrangements by the SABER FUNERAL HOME, 692-0271.



MATYJAKOWSKI - Edward J.
10/5/1997

October 4, 1997, son of the late Raymond and Helen Matyjakowski; father of Christopher; brother of Richard (JoAnne), Raymond, Patricia (Robert) Strzelewicz, Karen (Jim) Acquard; former husband of Joyce; survived by grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC, 3025 William St, near Union Rd, Cheektowaga, Sunday 2-4, 7-9. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials to Hospice Buffalo.



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).



MESSER - Donald Wesley
10/5/1997

Age 70; formerly of Tuscarora Rd., Town of Niagara, peacefully entered his eternal rest Wednesday, October 1, 1997 in the Niagara Lutheran Home. Beloved son of the late John Wesley and Mary Johannah (Flett) Messer; dear brother of Hugh C. (Anne Pratt) Messer Sr., of Niagara Falls; loving uncle of Margaret Messer, Hugh C. (Maureen) Messer Jr., Andrew D. (Jacqueline) Messer and Rosemary E. Messer, all of Niagara Falls; dearest great-uncle of John Wesley Messer of Niagara Falls; also survived by loving friends from the Niagara Lutheran Home. Funeral services Monday, 11 AM in the OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, LaSALLE PARK CHAPEL, 2215 Military Rd., with the Rev. Milan J. Slahor officiating. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to the Niagara Lutheran Home, 64 Hager St., Buffalo, NY 14208. Family present Sunday 7-9 PM.



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.



MURDOCH - Mary K. (Ewart)
10/5/1997

October 4, 1997; of the Town of Tonawanda, NY. Beloved wife of the late James Murdoch; mother of David M. H. (Martha) Murdoch and the late Robert J. Murdoch; sister of Sarah 'Sadie' of England; also survived by six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3290 Delaware Ave., where funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11. Friends invited. Mrs. Murdoch was a member of Sheridan Park-Faith United Presbyterian Church, Northern Lights Lodge #199 L.L.O.L. and Lady Douglas Lodge D.O.S.



MURPHY - Genevieve L. (Rago)
10/5/1997

October 3, 1997 of Angola, NY; beloved wife of Leonard J. Murphy; dear mother of Joanne (Jim) Yaple, Kevin, Brion (Linda), Shaun (Sue) Murphy and Annmarie (Dave) Jerioro; grandmother of Julie, Jason, Colin, Austin, Logan and Madison; sister of Eunice Trombino, Louis (Orian), Frank (Carol) and Donald (Terry) Rago; survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SCHIAVONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 8434 North Main St., Angola, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at Most Precious Blood Church, 22 Prospect, at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227.



PAYNE - Shirley A.
10/5/1997

October 2, 1997, beloved wife of Fred L. Payne; dear mother of Anthony (Charlotte) Kregg, Tonya Kregg, Rhonda Hill Payne (Kenneth) and Tiffany Payne; sister of McCray, Dennis and John Sweat, Beatrice Primus, Mary Flood, Lynell Garrett and Berniece Guimond; also survived by nine grandchildren and other relatives. The family will receive friends Sunday 7-9 PM at H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY INC., 968 Jefferson Ave. Funeral service Monday 11 AM at Refuge Temple, 943 Jefferson Ave. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.



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.



PITCCUILLA - Amy Lynn
10/5/1997

Of Buffalo, NY; October 4, 1997; beloved mother of Kayla Bearrs; cherished daughter of Diane Wasnick and Daniel Pitccuilla Sr.; loving sister of Daniel Jr. and Shannon Wasnick; also survived by loving step father and family. Friends received at the LINK-FOX CO. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 355 Grant St. Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 AM.



PONGIE - Anthony F.
10/5/1997

October 2, 1997; beloved husband of the late Rose (Karas) Pongie; dear father of Nancy (Bernard) Sokolowski, Mary Ann (Brian) Joyce and the late Anthony M. Pongie; also survived by 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Josaphat Church William and Peoria Sts. Monday morning October 6, at 10:00 AM. Arrangements by the MICHAEL A. DiVINCENZO FUNERAL HOME.



RODAK - Joseph A.
10/5/1997

October 3, 1997. Husband of Stella (Mazur) Rodak; father of Mildred (Walter) Wisniewski, Joseph (Jeanette) Rodak of Greensboro, N.C., Elizabeth (Thomas) Bowman, Carol J. (Charles) Palmieri both of Sarasota, FL. and Christine (Joseph) Ventura; grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; brother of Stanley (Dorothy) Rodak of Cocoa Beach, FL. and Blanche (late Charles) Biernat. Family present to receive friends Sunday evening from 7-9 PM and Monday 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 Tuesday at 8:30 AM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated from St. Margaret's Church at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Rodak's memory may be made to the American Lung Assn., 210 John Glenn Dr., Amherst NY, 14228.



SALLEE - Fannie (Fanette)
10/5/1997

September 30, 1997. Beloved daughter of Sunnie and Essie Betts; dear mother of Renee (Donnie) Brown of Maryland, Jeffery (Gloria) and Franetta Sallee; also survived by eight sisters, four brothers and five grandchildren. Family will be present Monday 12 Noon for the wake. Funeral services at 1 PM, at Open Praise Baptist Church, 761 Fillmore Ave. Arrangements by PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL.



SANKOFF - Stella
10/5/1997

October 4, 1997, beloved wife of the late Dany; dearest mother of Daniel (Maria) Sankoff of Florida, and Robert (Pamela) Sankoff; grandmother of Patricia and Robert; great-grandmother of Michael, Joshua and Jennifer; daughter of the late Ross and Stella Todoroff. Services from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY. Visitation Monday evening from 6-9 PM.



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.



SZPILA - John J.
10/5/1997

October 3, 1997; husband of the late Colleen F. Szpila; dear father of Jennifer, Randall, Joseph and Christopher; grandfather of six grandchildren. No prior visitations. Arrangements by GILBERT W. DANZER FUNERAL HOME, INC.



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.



TOURALCHUK - Rose E.
10/5/1997

Memorial Service 2 PM on Saturday, October 18 in the Church of the Nativity U.C.C., 1530 Colvin Blvd., (one block north of Sheridan Dr.). All are welcome. Arrangements by Frank Rubino Mortuary.



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.



WALSH - Charlotte M.
10/5/1997

September 29, 1997; aunt of Robert (Alice), James (Doris) and Joanne Slammon, Mary Lou (Vincent) Christiano, Barbara (Edward) Arnold and Dr. Elizabeth Stoll. Funeral private. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Chapel of St. John Newmann, Englewood Ave., Saturday at 10:15 AM. Friends invited. Arrangements by JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME.



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.



ZORKOS - Raymond S.
10/5/1997

October 2, 1997, beloved husband of Dolores (Platek); dear father of Deborah, Ronald (Kim Dennler), Donna (Howard) Lowitzer; dear grandfather of Amy, Ashley, Michael and Heather; brother of Virginia (late Matthew) Wieczorek and Terry Severn. Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass Tuesday at 11:30 AM at St. Benedict's R.C. Church, Snyder. Mr. Zorkos was a 35 year employee of Westinghouse, previous owner of a retail liquor store and a Marine Corp. veteran of WW II.


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