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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.



BORCHERT - Curtis F.
10/9/1997

Age 89 years; of East Aurora, NY; formerly of West Seneca, NY; August 25, 1997. Beloved husband of Ruth A. Schraft Borchert; dearest father of Robert C. (Denise), Carl F. (Karen), Mrs. Reginald (Barbara) Gilliam and Mrs. David (Mary Lou) Boll; fond grandfather of 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother of Mrs. David (Henrietta) Homjak, Mrs. Galdys (late Walter) Ertel, Harvey (Jean), Florian (Marion) and the late Mrs. Alice (late Henry) Pfeiffer, Niles F., Mrs. Esther (late Alfred) Day and Mrs. Frieda (late Gene) Gerbereux. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 380 Main St., Elma (Blossom), NY on Saturday October 11th at 3 PM. Mr. Borchert was a retiree at Hickman, Coward & Waddles Co., a former council member of St. Paul's and a former auxiliary policeman in West Seneca. Sentiment may be expressed through a contribution to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in memory of Curtis F. Borchert. Arrangements by PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS, INC. ( 668-5666).



CHATELLE - Rose M. (nee Arnone)
10/8/1997

October 6, 1997; wife of the late Robert A. Chatelle; devoted mother of Margaret R. (Late Francis) Santora, Joseph R. (Marie) and the late Robert J. (Sandra M.) Chatelle; survived by a sister in-law Louise Arnone, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME INC, (West Chapel) 1357 Hertel Ave (near Colvin) where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial Celebrated at St. Margaret's Church at 9:30. Flowers gratefully declined



DELLAPENTA - Cornelia 'Nellie'
10/9/1997

(nee Polo) Age 96, passed away at East Rockaway, NY, October 8, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Louis F. Dellapenta; dearest mother of Palmer 'Buck' (Angela) and the late Pasquale 'Pat' (Jean), Richard (Joyce) and Robert (late Dorothy) Dellapenta; beloved grandmother of Diane (Rodney) Dawnkaski of Lynbrook, NY and other grandchildren; also survived by great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; a brother Arthur (late Helen) Polo; and nieces and nephews. Family will be present Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the HILLIARD-CREASEY FUNERAL HOME, 147 Delaware St., City of Tonawanda, where a funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Friends invited. Mrs. Dellapenta was a resident of Buffalo for 95 years.



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.



FOWLSTON - Earl P. Jr.
10/9/1997

September 30, 1997, beloved husband of Janet Ruth (Seville) Fowlston; devoted father of Tamara R. Fowlston and Rebecca Fowlston; dear son of Irene (Sleightholm) Fowlston and the late Earl P. Fowlston Sr.; brother-in-law of Mary (Vernon) Byers. Friends are welcome to attend a memorial service Saturday at Amherst Community Church at 2 PM. Flowers are declined. Memorials to the American Diabetes Assn. or the Amherst Community Church. Arrangements by the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC.



FREY - J. Walter
10/8/1997

October 6, 1997, beloved husband of Nancy H. Frey; dear father of JoAnn F. (John) Lipani, John W. (Frances) Frey II and Virginia R. (James) Pacer; grandfather of Patricia and Raymond Lipani, Elizabeth and Lisa Frey and Matthew and Sara Pacer; brother of Carl M. (Grace) Frey. Friends may call Thursday 4-8 at G. BRIAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst (1 mile North of Maple Rd. just past Klein Rd.), where prayers will be offered Friday at 9:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Mary's R.C. Church (Swormville) at 10 AM. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc.



GALAS - Felix J.
10/8/1997

October 7, 1997, beloved husband of the late Mary A. Kawa Galas; devoted father of Suzanne (Donald) Sokolowski; loving grandfather of Dr. Jonathan Sokolowski; dear brother of Barbara Galas and the late Sylvia (John) Przybyl and Clarence Galas; brother-in-law of Helen (late Edmund) Plonczak, Frances (late Joseph) Kozurkiewicz, late Al (Anne), the late Joseph (Irene) and the late Richard (Alice) Kawa; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2005 Clinton St. (corner S. Ogden), Friday at 9 AM and at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church at 9:30 AM. Mr. Galas was an honorary member of the Polish Singing Circle and Polish Singers Alliance. Family present Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



GAVIN - Thomas A.
10/9/1997

October 4, 1997, in Fairport, NY, formerly of Buffalo, after a long battle with lung cancer. Devoted father of Rebecca Gavin. Sorrowfully missed by Lucille Gavin, mother Mary Gavin, sister-in-law, Judy Gavin, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Titus (MaryAnn) Paolini. Predeceased by father, Thomas, and brother, William. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends including special friend and business partner John M. Chacchia and his Westie, Duncan McDougall. Owner of The Gazebo in Orchard Park and a partner in Lockwood Salon, Pittsford, NY. No prior visitation. Memorial Mass will be held on Sunday, October 12, 2 PM, at the RICHARD H. KEENAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 41 S. Main St., Fairport, NY. Memorial service will also be held on Monday, October 13, 11 AM, at the WAYSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 5017 Lakeshore Road at Amsdell Road in Hamburg. Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, 89 Genesee St., Rochester, NY 14611 or Camp Good Days and Special Times, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., Mendon, NY 14506.



HABERLY - Marjorie F. (nee Bossinger)
10/8/1997

October 7, 1997. Beloved wife of Kenneth J. Haberly; dear mother of Kenneth P. Haberly and Susan (Carson) Werner; pre-deceased by her beloved daughter Linda Garlock; grandmother of five grandchildren; sister of the late Russell 'Bud' Bossinger. The family will be present on Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday 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 Saturday at 9:45 and from St. Leo the Great Church at 10:30 AM.



HAZEL - Robert K.
10/9/1997

October 8, 1997 of West Falls, NY, beloved husband of Patricia A. Hurd Hazel; loving father of Kimberley Bowen and Cheryl (John) Hadzicki; brother of Dorothy (Donald) Schwab, Joan Hart, Rebecca (David) Kennedy and the late David W. and Timothy R.; grandfather of Lea Bowen, Caitlin, Carolyn and Erin Hadzicki. Family will receive friends on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME INC., 784 Main St., East Aurora, NY, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:30 AM. Interment in Griffins Mills Cemetery.



HOFMANN - Hugo
10/9/1997

Of East Amherst, NY, October 5, 1997, husband of the late Nina; father of the late Herbert; fond friend of Bertha Maierhofer; cousin of Tony Horschel, Louie Horschel, Anne Atkins, Mary Rich and several cousins in Germany. Services from the URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6685 Transit Rd., East Amherst, NY, Saturday morning at 11 AM. Visitiation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. George A. Urban Director.



JANIK - Chester J.
10/9/1997

October 7, 1997; beloved husband of Irene (nee Jablonski); dear father of Richard (Linda), Daniel, Patricia (David) Jarmuz, Sharon (Mark) Southworth, Christine (John) Aguglia; grandfather of Joseph, Andrew, Colleen, Adam, Katherine Janik, Mark and Michelle Jarmuz, Dean and Ryan Southworth, Melissa Aguglia; brother of Edward (Rose), Florence Tysiac, Ceil Seppers, Eleanor Serafin, Alice Wesolek, Robert, Joseph (Rose), Theresa (Richard) Dynarski, Gerald (Madie), late Harry & Bernice Kwiatkowski; brother-in-law of Al (Frances), Fred (Irene) Jablonski, Frances Grabijas. The family will be present Thursday 7-9 PM & Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Rd. Cheektowaga (2 blocks South of William St.) where funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:45 AM & at St. William's Church at 9:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined.



KANIECKI - Lorraine (nee Piotrowski)
10/9/1997

October 6, 1997; beloved wife of the late Thaddeus A. Kaniecki; devoted mother of Dennis (Marlaine), Donald (Leslie) and Alan (Joanne) Kaniecki and Darlene (Thomas) Ray; loving grandmother of Lisa, Scott, Jennifer, Robert, Benjamin, Connor and Jonathan; dear sister of Diana (late Dr. Henry) Poplawski and the late Aloysius (Alice) and the late Raymond (Eleanor) Piotrowski; also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Church Saturday at 10 AM. No prior visitation. Arrangements by BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME INC.



KARNATH - Joseph G.
10/9/1997

Of Lime Lake, NY, October 7, 1997, husband of Cornelia (Halsted); father of Beth Karnath Hill and Barbara Karnath; grandfather of Zak Hill; brother-in-law of Helen Halsted. No prior visitation. Private service at convenience of the family. Memorials to the Machias Rescue Squad. Arrangements by W.S. DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, INC., Arcade.



KEPPLER - Carol J. (Bateman)
10/8/1997

Of Orchard Park, NY, October 6, 1997, beloved wife of Paul J. Keppler; mother of Paul H. (Jody) and Lawrence G. (Patty) Keppler; grandmother of Brittni and Shane; sister of Joyce H. (Alfred) Rettig, Jack W. (Chris) Bateman and the late George, Robert and Theodore Bateman. The family will receive friends Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., E. Quaker St., Orchard Park. Services from the funeral home Friday 9:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Bernadettes Church at 10:30 AM. Friends invited.



KOSCIELNIAK - Anna J. (nee Chmiel)
10/9/1997

Of Depew, NY, October 8, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Edward V. Koscielniak; dearest mother of Audrey and the late Daniel (Kathleen) Koscielniak; fond grandmother of Gregory Koscielniak; sister of Mrs. Sally (late Henry) Gorski, Joseph (Margie), Edward (Velva) and the late Jean, Mrs. Stella (late John) Pollay, Mrs. Connie (late Norman) Zanow, Anthony (late Barbara) and Mrs. Helen (Richard) Pfohl; dear sister-in-law of Emily (late Frank) Janusz and Victoria (Edward) Gluszak; also survived by nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Friends may call Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS INC., 4680 Clinton St. (cor. Borden Rd.), West Seneca (668-5666), where funeral will be held Saturday morning at 8:15 AM and from Fourteen Holy Helpers Church at 9 o'clock. Friends are invited. Mrs. Koscielniak was a retiree of Pierce & Stevens Corp. (Division of Pratt & Lambert).



KOWALEWSKI - Chester J.
10/8/1997

October 6, 1997, beloved husband of the late Olga Kutas; dear father of Ronald; brother of Irene (late William) Bielmeier, late Walter, late Edmund (Sara), late Matthew, late Janet (William) Bacinski and the late Florence Kowalewska; dear friend of Helen Burzynski. Family and friends may call Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at ORLOWSKI-AMHERST FUNERAL HOME, 447 Amherst (875-0662), where services will be held Friday at 9:15 and at 9:30 at Assumption Church. Chester was a member of the St. Florian Athletic and Social Club, Social Club #15 and a veteran of WWII.



KRUZEL - Arthur A.
10/9/1997

Suddenly, October 8, 1997, beloved husband of Dolores (Waldowski); dearest father of Drs. Kerry P. (Marie A. ) Kruzel; cherished grandfather of Destiny Marie; dear brother of Regina (late Walter) Skulski and the late Florence Kruzel, late Helen (late Frank) Sabers, late Leonard, late Henry and late Thaddeus (Rose) Kruzel; also survived by nieces and nephews. Services Saturday at 9:30 AM from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd., (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.), and in St. Barnabas RC Church at 10. Chapel hours 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Arthur was a Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Leonard Post VFW who will perform Military Courtesies.



KULP - Justus G.
10/9/1997

Of Depew NY; entered into rest October 9, 1997; beloved father of Garrett and John; loving son of Philomene (nee Schott) and the late Justus Kulp; dear brother of Ellen (Lowell) Shaw, Judith (Michael) Stahrr and the late Eugenia Fink and Grant Kulp; cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews; also survived by cousins and many friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Northtowns Chapel) 4614 Main St near Harlem Rd., (same location as Schlager Funeral Home) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-8:30 PM, where funeral services will immediately follow. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined.



KWILOS - Mary (nee Skura)
10/8/1997

Of East Eden, NY, October 6, 1997, wife of the late Leonard Kwilos; beloved mother of Leonard (Melody), Stephen, Ronald, Ellen (Craig) Kindley, Jerald (Cecilia) and Patricia Miner; dear sister of Stella Skura, Charlotte (Felix) Wozniak, John (Effie) Skura and the late Anna Kaminski, Joseph, Louis and Leo Skura; also survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 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 Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the LAING FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2724 West Church St., Eden. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 5500 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221.



LaMENDOLA - Charles 'Whitey'
10/9/1997

October 7, 1997, in Boynton Beach, Florida, formerly of Buffalo, NY. Beloved husband of Alice F. (nee Karmolinski) LaMendola; beloved father of Lee C. (Sandra), Gino P. (Gail) and the late Paul M. (Deborah) LaMendola; grandfather of Marie, Gina, Alicia, Charles, Nicole, Lauren, Paul and the late Nicholas and Chessa. The family will be present Thursday 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the (Delaware Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1132 Delaware Ave., where funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 AM and from SS. Peter & Paul Church at 9:30 AM.



MITCHELL - Carl J., Sr.
10/8/1997

Age 74, of the City of Tonawanda, unexpectedly, October 7, 1997. Husband of Sandra L. (nee Nichols) Mitchell; father of Dennis (Diane), Linda, William (Tobi) and Patrick Mitchell, Karen Allen, Margaret 'Peggy' Mitchell and Carl J. Mitchell, Jr.; step-father of Shari (Joseph) Kogut, Scott Verrall, Kevin (Patrice) Verrall, Kristin (Arthur) Helfeldt and Eon (Kelly) Verrall; brother of Thomas Mitchell, Mary (Elton) Wells, June Barr and the late Jack Mitchell; also survived by 19 grandchildren. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME INC., Morgan, William & Broad Sts., City of Tonawanda, where services will be held Friday at 10 AM. Friends invited.



MUHL - Milton C.
10/9/1997

October 7, 1997 in Mesa, AZ. beloved husband of Irene Pressing; dear father of Robert (Sharon), Nancy (Robert) Perz and the late David; dear grandfather of Brittany Perz and step-grandfather of Jeffrey and Jodi Large; brother of Mae (Ollie) Brown. Friends received Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the SIECK & MAST FUNERAL HOME INC., 4614 Main St. (same location as the Schlager Funeral Home) Snyder. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 9 AM at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda, 14150. Those desiring may send Memorials to the Church. Mr. Muhl was a member of the Lutheran Layman's League.



NASH - Anne M.
10/9/1997

Age 78 years, of Niagara Falls, NY, October 7, 1997, beloved mother of Mrs. Russell (Catherine) Cipolla of Williamsville, NY, Mrs. Scott (Rosemary) Fisher, of Amherst, NY and Christine Nash of Niagara Falls, NY; beloved sister of Elsie Flanagan of Lockport, NY, Daniel (Marie Sue) Mulvena of St. Petersburg, FL and William (Marcy) Mulvena of Niagara Falls, NY; beloved Nana of David, Elizabeth, Michael, Emily, Christen Cipolla and Juliette, Melissa and Jeffrey Fisher. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the COOPER FUNERAL HOME, 8028 Buffalo Ave., where services will be held Saturday, October 11, at 9 AM and 9:30 AM at Prince of Peace Church, Military Rd., Niagara Falls. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.



NEWTON - Fred D.
10/8/1997

October 7, 1997. Brother of Elaine (Richard) Fox; also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held Saturday from the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd.) at 11:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired contributions may be made in Mr. Newton's memory to the Masonic Brotherhood Fund.



PETERS - Frederick William
10/9/1997

Age 84, of Lancaster, NY, died September 26, 1997 in Phoenix, AZ, following a long illness. He was owner and operator of Peters' Collision Shop from 1943 until his retirement in 1984 when he joined his daughter in Phoenix. He was a member of the Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department Hook and Ladder Division for 35 years and a former member of the Moose Lodge. An avid athlete and sportsman, he maintained a lifelong interest in sports. For the past 13 years, he lived in Phoenix with his wife Evelyn while enjoying summer trips back to his home in Lancaster. Survivors include his wife Evelyn, his daughter Lynn Adler and twin sons Brian and Martin. He is also survived by his brother Edward and was preceded in death by his brother Emden and a sister Marion Strickland. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the GILBERT W. DANZER FUNERAL HOME INC., 5363 Genesee St, Bowmansville. Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, October 12 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 55 Pleasant Ave, Lancaster, NY. Burial will follow at Lancaster Rural Cemetery in the Peters' family plot.



PETERSEN - Susan D. (Miller)
10/9/1997

Southern Shores, NC, 44 years old, September 25, 1997 at her residence. Mrs. Petersen was born in Buffalo, NY, was a registered nurse and was the co-owner/operator of Susan's Hallmark of Manteo, NC. She was a member of the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church and the Outer Banks Cancer Support Group. She graduated from Kenmore West Senior High 1970 and Buffalo General School of Nursing 1973. She was the daughter of Betty (Schnabel) Miller of Buffalo and the late Donald Miller and the wife of John E. Petersen of Southern Shores, NC. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by two sisters, Donna Miller and Linda Miller, both of Buffalo; two brothers, Kenneth Miller and Denis Miller, also of Buffalo. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 1, at 2 PM at Kenilworth United Church of Christ, 45 Dalton Dr, Buffalo, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Outer Banks Cancer Support Group, 19 Harbourtowne Dr, Manteo, NC 27954. TWILFORD'S FUNERAL HOME, Manteo handled arrangements.



PETROSKI - Adeline L. (Gacek)
10/8/1997

Age 72, October 7, 1997, of the Town of Tonawanda, NY, beloved wife of the late Albert J. Petroski; mother of Michael R. (Ruth) Petroski, Patricia DiNardo and Mary Ellen (William) Schlaerth; also survived by seven grandchildren; sister of Robert Gacek and Richard (Elaine) Gacek, MD. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave., where funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:15, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Timothy's RC Church at 10 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the SPCA. Mrs. Petroski was a member of Town of Tonawanda Senior Citizens.



PIEPSZNY - Eleanor (nee Bartosz)
10/9/1997

October 9, 1997, beloved wife of Joseph; dear mother of Karen (Arnold) Wojcik, Melinda (Paul) Liszka, Connie (Robert) Miller; grandmother of Jennifer, Arnie Joe, Bill, Julie, Ryan and Christopher; sister of Richard (Alfreda) Bartosz, Adeline (John) Grabowski, Henry (Maria) Bartosz and the late Eugene Bartosz; survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 1949 Clinton St., Saturday 9:30 and St. Bernard's Church 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Family present Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc.



PREUSCH - Alfred A. E. (Cowboy)
10/8/1997

October 7, 1997, former husband of Ruth (nee Sammemwitz); beloved father of Melody (Dean) Jones, Alfred K. A., Wyatt, Damon Preusch and Rhoda (Mark) Garrett. dear grandfather of Timothy, Jessica and Earl Lee; dear brother of Ruth (late Franklyn) Beyer and the late Melvin Preusch. The family will be present Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 3645 Genesee St. (2 blocks east of Union), where funeral services will be held Friday at 11:30 AM. Friends invited.



RADDER - Pearl E. (nee DeGroat)
10/9/1997

October 8, 1997, cherished wife of Gerald E. Radder; loving mother of Darlene (Walter) Wagner, Gerald (Jean), David (Debbie), Dale (Sue), Michael Radder and Kelly (Jim) Harmon; adored grandmother of 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; daughter of the late John and Clara DeGroat; survived by four brothers and one sister; pre-deceased by one brother and sister. The family will be present on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 7540 Clinton St. where funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.



REID - Ruth C. (nee Corbett)
10/9/1997

October 8, 1997, age 92, beloved wife of the late George A. Reid; stepmother of Richard M. (Helen), Donald (late Mary), Arthur (Joan) Reid, Ruth (James) Finucan, J. Charles (Judy) Reid and the late Bernice Doyle; step mother-in-law of Robert Doyle Sr.; step-grandmother of many grandchildren. 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., (at Parker Blvd.), where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 AM and from St. John the Baptist Church (Kenmore) at 9:45 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.



SCHMITZ - James M.
10/8/1997

October 8, 1997; of New Oregon, NY; beloved husband of Phyllis (Dole) Schmitz; dearest father of David (Joyce), Peg (Paul) Sessanna, Beverly (Jack) DeCarlo, Kevin (Pat), Keith (Anne), Bonnie (Faron) Reding, Bill (Angie) and Randy (Kim) Schmitz; grandfather of twenty grandchildren; brother of Margaret (Carl) Korthals, Mary Ann (Marty) Eder and the late Bernard, Aloysius Jr. Schmitz, Agnes Hill and Lorena Stuhlmiller. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, Route 62, N. Collins, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11 AM from St. Mary's Church, New Oregon. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the N. Collins Emergency Squad.



SMITH - Deborah (Shine)
10/8/1997

October 8, 1997, beloved wife of Donald 'Bug Head' Smith; dear mother of Brian J., Maureen, Danny and Christopher Smith; daughter of the late Hugh and Dorothy (Clifford) Shine. Funeral from the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., (Southtowns Chapel), 3155 Orchard Park Rd., Orchard Park, NY (675-9027), Saturday at 8:45 AM and from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 9:30. Friends may call Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Flowers gratefully declined.



SPECHT - Stefania
10/9/1997

Memorial Mass St. John Kanty Church, Friday 9:30 AM. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery.



STANG - Mary (nee Stieber)
10/9/1997

October 7, 1997, age 97 years, beloved wife of the late Karl Stang; dearest mother of Anthony (Barbara) Stang, Rita (Richard) Mekelburg and Marie (James) Hoffman; dear grandmother of ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family will be present Thursday and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 3645 Genesee St. (2 blocks east of Union), where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 AM and from Most Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Mary was a member of Bailey- Delavan Senior Citizens and St. Ann's Sodality of Most Holy Redeemer Church.



STONE - James F.
10/9/1997

October 8, 1997, dearest father of William, Molly (Ed) Mackiewicz, Christopher (Joan), Anne (David) DiNatale and the late Michael Stone; grandfather of eight grandchildren; also survived by Kathleen (nee Mackenna) Stone. The family will be present Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC, 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker) where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 AM. Friends invited.



TAFT - Laura Davy nee Richardson
10/9/1997

October 9, 1997; beloved wife of the late Peter J. Taft; beloved mother of Jane Davy Dawe, Patricia (James), Peter J. Taft Jr. and the late Mary Davy Hilliker; sister of Kenneth (Betty) Richardson; also survived by nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Gifts in Mrs. Taft's name made to Buffalo Hospice, Inc., appreciated. A family funeral service and interment will be held under direction of CARLTON A. ULLRICH FUNERAL HOME INC.



THURSTON - J. Melvin
10/9/1997

October 8, 1997, of Lockport, NY. Husband of the late Evelyn T. Thurston; father of John M. (Mary Jane) Thurston II; grandfather of of Kathleen S. and Bryan N. Thurston; brother of E. Gerald and the late J. Elton Thurston; uncle of several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the LANGE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 186 East Ave., Lockport. A memorial mass will be offered Saturday, October 11, 1997 at 9:00 AM at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church. Private interment at the convenience of the family. In memory of Mr. Thurston, a memorial basketball scholarship fund has been established in his name, c/o Marine Midland Bank, Lockport.



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.



TRIPI - Salvatore A. Jr.
10/8/1997

October 7, 1997, dear father of Salvatore 'Sam' A. III, Nicole Marie and Diana Marie; son of the late Salvatore Sr. and Natalie; dearest friend of Eden Tootile; survived by three sisters, nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd, (two blocks east of Dick Rd), Friday 9:30 and Our Lady Help of Christians Church 10 AM. Friends invited, family present Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mr. Tripi was a recent graduate of Buffalo State College and a member of the Pontiac-Oakland Car Club and Vietnam Veteran. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park.



WACHOWIAK - Jane T. (nee Twarog)
10/9/1997

Of Buffalo, NY, October 8, 1997, beloved wife of the late Walter W. Waner; dearest mother of Thomas (Barbara) of Dallas, TX and William (Mary); adopted mother of Jacqueline (Martin) Snieszko; sister of Marie (Philip) Kolerski, and the late Estelle (late Stanley) Cholewinski, William Twarog, and Al (late Celia) Twarog; sister-in-law of Harriett Twarog; also survived by 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services from URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 188 Clark St., Buffalo, Saturday at 9:15 AM and from Corpus Christi Church at 9:30 AM. Mrs. Wachowiak was a member of Corpus Christi Senior Citizens, Eucharistic Minister, Bingo Committee, Mothers Club, Father Justin Rosary Hour, and the Chopin Singing Society. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. George A. Urban, Director.



WYLEGALA - Eleanor (nee Dombrowski)
10/7/1997

October 6, 1997, beloved wife of the late Richard L. Wylegala; dearest mother of Elizabeth (Daniel) Wylegala and Dr. Susan (Patrick) Wylegala; grandmother of Stuart and Ella. The family will be present Wednesday, 7-9 PM and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 3645 Genesee St. (2 blocks east of Union), where funeral services will be held Friday at 9:45 AM, and from St. Mark's Church at 10:30 AM. Friends invited.


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