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BALON - Anthony M.
10/10/1997

Of Orchard Park, NY and Seminole, FL; suddenly, October 9, 1997; devoted husband of Marjorie (nee Olekszak), dear father of Michael (Nancy) and Dale (Cynthia) Balon; beloved grandfather of Bradley and Cameron Balon; brother of Daniel (Joan), Doreen (late Robert) McCarthy, Joan Wall, Robert (Elizabeth) and Diane (Gerald) Bove; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial service to be held at a later date in Olean, NY. No prior visitation. Mr. Balon was a life member of Plumber's Local #36. Arrangements by DONALD M. DEMMERLEY FUNERAL HOME INC.



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).



BULERA - Norma F. (Angielczyk)
10/10/1997

October 4, 1997 of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved wife of the late John A. Bulera; dear mother of Sharon (Thomas) Gabor and Dennis Bulera; survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister of Leonard (Eleanor) and Eugene 'Jack' Angielczyk. Family present to receive friends at the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3025 William St. near Union Rd., Cheektowaga, Friday from 6-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 8:45 AM in St. Barnabas Church (corner of Dick Rd. and George Urban Blvd.). Please assemble at church. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.



CANNON - Howard D.
10/10/1997

October 7, 1997, in Batavia, NY, husband of the late Priscilla (Gray) Cannon; father of Kim Cannon-Kaplan (Jerry) of Champagne, IL, Leslie Cannon-Brown (William) of Ellicottville, NY and Philip Cannon of Arlington, VA; grandfather of Joel, Todd and Rachael Kaplan. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Monday afternoon October 13, 2 o'clock at Clarence-Fillmore Cemetery, Ransom Rd, Clarence, NY. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association of Champagne, IL. Arrangements by BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC.



CARTER - William I.
10/10/1997

October 7, 1997 in Pinellas Park, FL. Husband of Ann (Reilly) Carter; dearest father of Suzanne Schindler, Mary Jo (Tom) Hitchock, William Carter and David Hamm; dear grandfather of Maxwell and Riley; loving son of Helen and the late John Carter; also survived by four brothers and four sisters. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Rd., where services will be held Monday at 8:30 AM and at St. Teresa's R.C. Church at 9 AM. Bill was retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp.



CAVARETTA - Anthony P.
10/10/1997

October 9, 1997, father of Joan Renz and the late Anthony Cavaretta; grandfather of Christina Renz and Kathryn (Mark) Monaco; great-grandfather of Stephanie; also survived by nieces and nephews; predeceased by brothers and sisters. Friends may call Friday, 7-9 PM, at the BURY & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 AM at Calvary Full Gospel Church, 66 Summerton, Kenmore. Flowers declined.



CHAPIN - Harold
10/10/1997

October 8, 1997 in Del Ray Beach, Fla., husband of Lila (Spivack); father of Ellen (Dr. Sanford) Schwartz, Diane (Dr. Robert) Kaufman and Rabbi Richard Chapin; brother of Sylvia (Hy) Kastoff and the late Leo (Ann) Chapin; grandfather of Marc, Tami, Neil and Michael Schwartz, Rachel Kaufman and Joshua Chapin; brother-in-law of Andrew (Janice) Spivack; uncle of devoted nieces and nephews. Funeral services from Sisterhood Chapel (Temple Beth Zion), 805 Delaware Ave., Sunday at 12 Noon. No prior visitations. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by DELAWARE PARK MEMORIAL CHAPEL INC. Jay L. Mesnekoff, Director.



CROTTY - Michael Joseph
10/10/1997

October 8, 1997, of West Hollywood, CA, beloved son of the late Joseph F. and Lillian A. (Kingsbury) Crotty; dear brother and friend of Karen Patricia Crotty of Santa Monica, CA; beloved uncle of Jennifer Gabler (Marshall) Rawlings and Melissa Gabler Romer; great-uncle of Ryan Lee Romer. Family and friends received Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the NIGHTENGALE FUNERAL HOME, 1884 South Park Ave., near Tifft, where services will be held Monday morning at 8:45, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Nativity of Our Lord Church, 26 Thorn Ave., Orchard Park, NY, at 9:30 AM. Family and friends invited. Interment in Nativity of Our Lord Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice, 2601 Airport Dr., Suite 110, Torrance, CA 90505.



CYRAN - Beverly L. (nee Bluhm)
10/10/1997

Of West Seneca , NY October 9, 1997, at Buffalo VA Medical Center, beloved wife of Thaddeus J. Cyran; dearest mother of Mrs. Joseph (Betty Ann) Reidy and Mrs. Thomas (Sue) Czajka; fond grandmother of Michael, Ann Marie and Little Joe; sister of Marion (late Bill) Riehle, Howard (late Eleanor), Melvin (Jean), Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Rohe and the late Mrs. Dorothy (late Eugene) Januale and Russell (late Dolores) Bluhm. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS INC., 4680 Clinton St. (corner Bordon Rd.) West Seneca (668-5666) where funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10:45 AM and from St. Bernard's Church at 11:30 o'clock. Friends are invited. 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.



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.



FUHR - Oleen L. (nee Jump)
10/10/1997

October 9, 1997 of Williamsville, NY. Beloved wife of Neal W. Fuhr, M.D.; loving mother of Lucinda L. Berger, Holly A. DeLong (Tom) and Andrew W. Fuhr (Kelly); grandmother of Rory Berger, Meeghan, Kevin and Colin Fuhr; daughter of Virgie L. and the late Vestil O. Jump. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the HARRY A. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 280 Grover Cleveland Hwy. at N. Bailey, where services will be held Monday at 1:30 PM. Friends invited. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation in Cheektowaga, NY or a charity of your choice.



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.



KOHLER - Harold L.
10/10/1997

Of Springville, NY; October 9, 1997; formerly of DuBois, PA; husband of Ednamae Kohler (nee Deemer); son of Sarah E. (nee Brown) Kohler and the late Earl N. Kohler; father of Melva (Thomas) McGranor, Frederick (Robin) Kohler, Sr., Cecilia (George) Richeal; also survived by 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; grandfather of the late Frederick Kohler, Jr.; brother of Jack (Anna) Kohler and Doris (Eugene) Duttry and the late Jimmy Elvin, Erwin and Buster Kohler. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at The SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME INC., 271 E. Main St., Springville, NY.



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).



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.



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.



McCARTHY - Wallace S.
10/10/1997

Of the Town of Pendleton, NY. October 7, 1997. Husband of Patricia Schults; father of Sharon (Kenneth) Hobel and Brian McCarthy of Lockport and Gary (Lisa) McCarthy of E. Meadow, NY. There will be no prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial service on Tuesday evening, 7:30 PM at PRUDDEN & KANDT FUNERAL HOME, 242 Genesee St., Lockport. Memorials to charity of one's choice would be appreciated.



MLADEK - Paula
10/10/1997

October 8, 1997, of Angola, NY, beloved wife of Karl Mladek; dear mother of Brigitte (Philip) Boyer and Rita Williams; grandmother of Jennifer, Valerie, Patti, Robert Jr. Andrea, Julie, Kim, Cheryl and Phil Jr. Friends may call Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at HEIMBURG-ADDISON FUNERAL HOME INC., 262 Main St., Angola, where services will be held Saturday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in Most Precious Blood Church. Mrs. Mladek was a member of Club Lorelei.



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.



OSTRANDER - Marguerite A. (nee Hogan)
10/10/1997

Of Eden, NY, October 8, 1997; wife of the late Robert E. Ostrander; mother of Ellen (Ed) Matteson, Marcia (Kevin) Kemp and Barbara (Dale) Mammoser; sister of Patricia Holmes and Mary LaBlanc; also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the LAING FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2724 W. Church St., Eden where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Immaculate Conception Church, Eden. Interment in Eden Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.



PALUMBO - Robert
10/10/1997

October 9, 1997 beloved husband of Christine (nee Foisset) Palumbo; father of Rachel and Matthew; son of Constance (nee Cicatello) and the late Joseph Palumbo; brother of Philip (Shirley) Palumbo, Verna Sperduti, Jo-Ann (Stephen) Imerese and Joseph (Deborah) Palumbo; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends received Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the GRECO FUNERAL HOME INC., 2909 Elmwood Ave. (near Sheridan Dr.) where funeral services will be held Monday morning at 8:45 and at St. Leo the Great Church at 9:30. Flowers gratefully declined.



PARNITZKE - Helene R. (nee) Czajka
10/10/1997

October 9, 1997, of Cheektowaga, NY. Beloved wife of the late William; dearest mother of Paul; grandmother of Kimberley (Michael) Valachos, Tamara (Craig) Schieder, Paul (Marie); great-grandmother of Cameron, Aaron, Alexis, and Morgan; predeceased by brothers and sisters; survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Friday only 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 9 AM and from St. John Gualbert's Church at 9:30 AM. Interment St. Adalbert's Cemetery.



PERA - Anna H. (nee Decicco)
10/10/1997

October 9, 1997 of Amherst, NY beloved wife of Anthony Pera and the late Leonard Luongo; dear mother of Dominic (Maria) Luongo and Rosemarie (Frank) LoCicero; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends received 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 8:45 and at St. Leo the Great Church at 9:30. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be sent to Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd, Cheektowaga, NY 14227.



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.



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.



POPIELA - Henry J.
10/10/1997

Suddenly, October 9, 1997, beloved husband of Stella Lakomy Popiela; devoted father of Paula; dear brother of Clara (Leo) Jandzinski, Stanley (Genevieve) and Leo (Sylvia) Popiela, Theresa (William) Weinheimer, Richard (Roseann) Popiela, and the late Alice Szczublewski; also survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be offered at a date to be announced. No prior visitation. Mr. Popiela was a member of American Legion Niagara Post #1041. Arrangements by BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME, INC.



POWERS - Beatrice L.
10/10/1997

October 9, 1997, sister of the late Thomas, Catherine, Bernard, John, Mary, James, and Maurice Power and Helen Niederoest; niece of the late Catherine Lannon. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Church, Dakota St. (near Delaware Ave.) Saturday at 9:30 AM. Arrangements by JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 874-3377.



PRENATT - James C.
10/10/1997

October 8, 1997, Gowanda, NY. Calling hours will be on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 105 E. Main St., Gowanda, NY, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1PM. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gowanda.



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.



SCHWARTZ - Mildred (nee Zukowski)
10/10/1997

Of West Valley, NY; October 9, 1997; wife of the late Joseph Schwartz; mother of Joseph (Jess) Schwartz, Florence (Julius) Wentlend, Edward (Rose) Schwartz and Joan Sutton and the late Paul; also survived by 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Friends may call Friday 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 at 8:30 PM, followed by a prayer service Saturday morning at 9:00 and a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30, from St. Aloysius Church, Springville, NY.



SEEGER - Arlene G. (Cowells)
10/10/1997

October 7, 1997, beloved wife of Howard F. Seeger; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at North Park Lutheran Church, (Starin and Wingate Aves.), on Monday at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Park Lutheran Church. Arrangements by VANDERCHER & DICK FUNERAL HOME.



SKOTNICKI - Walter Sr.
10/10/1997

October 9, 1997 of Grand Island; husband of Elaine Skotnicki; father of Michael (Sylvia) of Ecorse, MI, Walter Jr. (Esther and Glenn Sullivan) of Buffalo and Linda Skotnicki of Grand Island; grandfather of Michael (Renee) and Robert (Amelia) both of Ecorse, MI; great-grandfather of Robert Thomas Skotnicki; survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three brothers. Friends may call Sunday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd, Grand Island where prayers will be offered Sunday at 8:30 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials made to Camp Good Days and Special Times. Mr. Skotnicki was a member of the Buffalo Racing Pigeon Club, the Peerless Club, the Niagara Frontier Pigeon Club, the Polish Cadets and various other organizations.



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.



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.



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.



WISNIEWSKI - Richard B. Sr. 'Dick'
10/10/1997

October 9, 1997, of Amherst, NY. Beloved husband of Gloria R. (nee) Grasser; dearest father of Roberta (Frank) O'Mara, Richard (Oksana), Mark (Rosemarie), Roger (Kim); grandfather of Kim (Wayne), Billy, Natalie, Shayna and Tyler; survived by three brothers and one sister; nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Saturday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.) Mass of Christian Burial Monday at Queen of Martyrs Church at 10 AM. (Please assemble at church).


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