Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries
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|EBEL - William J., January 21, 2001, of West Valley. Husband
of Marion E. (nee Schreiber) Ebel; father of Onnalee (Roland) Hill, Donna
Ebel, and Merry Ann (Michael) Kurtzworth; grandfather of two granddaughters,
two grandsons, four great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter, and a late
grandson; brother of Milford Ebel, and the late Dorothea Phillips; also
survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday
morning at 11 o'clock from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271
East Main Street, Spring- ville. The Rev. Richard R. Rolf will officiate.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville.
HINSDALE - Ralph L., January 21, 2001, of Springville, formerly of Busti. Beloved husband of Cecilia (Cavallaro) Hinsdale; loving father of Lynette (Gabriel) Miles, Michael Hinsdale, and Ryan Hinsdale; loving grandfather of Joshua, Clara and Isabella Miles; dearest son of Harmon and Martha (Sanbury) Hinsdale; dearest brother of Randall (Sue) Hinsdale, Bryan (Mary) Hinsdale, Douglas Hinsdale, Rebecca (Michael) Hohman and Brenda Hinsdale. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mercy Flight. Arrangements by the Erie County Cremation Service.
Kaplan - Cathey S. (nee Steff), of Buffalo, formerly of Springville, January 20, 2001. Beloved wife of Murwin "Mike" Kaplan; devoted mother of Serena Kaplan; loving daughter of the late Henry and Hazel (nee Johnson) Steff; dear sister of Charlotte (Jerry) Ronscka and the late Carol Walenka; also survived by nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Monday at noon from the Lombardo Funeral Home, 102 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo. Burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo. Mrs. Kaplan served in the U.S. Navy.
KELLEY - Howard E., Sr., January 18, 2001, of Springville. Husband of Marlene (nee Mooney) Kelley; father of Howard Kelley Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona, Candace (Douglas) VanOcker of Springville, Harold (Catherine) Kelley of Boston, Robin (Keith) Nagel of Springville, Kim (Bobby) Poland of Scottsville, Kentucky, and Carla (Joseph Jr.) Lamphier of Springville; also survived by 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother of Laura Belscher, Elizabeth (Orlo) Elliott, Marilyn Hodjniki, Lloyd (Char- laine) Kelley, Lillian Tice, Donna (Frank) Schroeder and the late Donald Kelley. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o'clock from the Smith-Weisman- tel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. Keith Manry officiated. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the West Valley Volunteer Fire Company.
NELLIS- Martha C. (nee Young) of Springville, formerly of Eden, NY,
January 20, 2001. Wife of the late Glenn W, mother of William (Shirley),
Betty (Frank) Mezen and Glenn (Linda) Nellis; sister of Raymond and Wilbur
Young, Elizabeth Nellis and the late Norman and Theodore Young; grandmother
of 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held
at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Eden. Visitation was Monday at the Laing
Funeral Home, Inc., 2724 West Church Street, Eden. Memorials made be made
to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Jennie B. Richmond Chaffee Nursing Home,
DAHLMAN - Louis H., of West Valley, age 73, January 25, 2001, after a long illness. Husband of Ann (nee Hughey) Dahlman; father of Gregory J. (Elizabeth) Dahlman, Amy L. (Dale) Frank, and the late Debra A. Santini; grandfather of Joshua, Nathan, Bradley, Philip, Anna, Joseph and Diana; brother of Herbert and Harriet Dahlman; father-in-law of Dan Santini. A private family service was held Monday. The Rev. Larry Smith officiated. Burial in Mt. Hope, Cemetery, West Valley. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Dahlman was a member of the Ashford American Legion Post 1576, West Valley. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville.
KAEFER - Pearl E. (McKelvy) of Colden, January 27, 2001. Beloved wife of Al F. Kaefer; loving mother of Susan Kaefer Smart, Kathy (Michael) Kaefer Smith and Nancy (Jeffrey) Kaefer Abbott; caring grandmother of Matthew, Sarah, Katie, Christopher, Timothy, Emily, Rachel, Gabrielle, Valerie and Jessie; daughter of the late William and Irene McKelvy; sister of Marion (late Gilbert) Land, Mary Lou (Dominic) Nasso and the late James McKelvy and Anna May Langer; also survived by nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from Nativity of Our Lord Church, Orchard Park. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements by the F.E. Brown Sons Funeral Home, Inc., East Quaker St., Orchard Park.
PERICAK - Jean A. (nee Hurley), January 27, 2001, of Springville. Wife of James G. Pericak; mother of Debra (James) Britt and Marie Pericak; also survived by one granddaughter; sister of Margaret Mabb, Doris Lehman and the late Roy, Wilbur Hurley, Patricia Gattie and Frances Norton. A prayer service was held Wednesday morning at 11:30 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Aloysius Church, Springville at noon. The Rev. John S. Kwiecien officiated. Burial at Lakeside Memorial Park, Hamburg. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Foundation.
STEFF - Harry M., January 29, 2001, of Springville. Husband of the late Mary M. Steff (nee Heim); father of Marie B. (Robert) Darling, Harold (Judy) Steff, Agnes Perkins, Lambert (Grace) Steff, Wilfred J. (Clara) Steff and Mary Lou Steff; also survived by 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Thursday at 11 a.m. from St. Aloysius Church, Springville. Arrangements by Smith-Weisman- tel Funeral Home Inc.
VACINEK - Catherine A. "Pat" (nee McCarthy), January 28, 2001, of Springville. Wife of the late Louis J. Vacinek; sister of Bernard (Joan) McCarthy and Daniel (Margaret) McCarthy, and the late John and Helen McCarthy, Isabella Danahy, Leo McCarthy, Margaret Lux, James McCarthy, Joseph McCarthy and Joan Nunweiler; also survived by several nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held Wednesday morning at 9:30 from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Aloysius Church, Springville, at 10 o'clock. The Rev. John S. Kwiecien officiated. Burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville.
Robert J. Mann
BENNETT - Don E., February 4, 2001, of Eden. Husband of Bibi (nee Lesinski) Bennett; father of Alexander and Charles Bennett; son of Ronald B. Bennett and the late Marie C. (nee Lee) Bennett; son-in-law of Dr. Eugene and Diane Lesinski; brother of Tim (Lisa), Tom (Sherri), Bob (Sabrina) and Debbie (Kevin) Farner; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Smith-Weis- mantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock. The Rev. Patrick Prior will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Bennett Children's Scholarship Fund.
BLAKELY - Edna M. (nee Lux), of Springville, January 31. Wife of the late George Blakely; mother of Jean Blakely, Delbert M. "Duke" (Marilyn) Dains and Mary Lou (Eugene) Orndorff; also survived by eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; sister of Martha Case, Maurice (Mabel) Lux, Pauline (Lucian) Zielinski, Herbert, Clyde, Arthur (Deloris), Albert Lux, Florence (Kenneth) Rothenberg, Maxine (Donald) Linton, Marcus (Rita) Lux and the late Harold, Floyd, Doris, Ivan, Gordon, Nicholas and Frank Lux. Funeral services were held Saturday morning from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, East Main Street, Springville, at 11 o'clock. The Rev. Gary Schindler officiated. Burial in St. Paul's Memorial Garden, Springville. Mrs. Blakely worked at Motorola in Arcade for over 30 years and `13 years at Springville-Griffith Institute and Central Schools. She was an avid baker. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main, Street, Springville.
KOCHERSPERGER - Sherry Anne (nee Dash) - January 31, 2001 of East Concord. Mother of the late Jesse K. Willett; sister of Michael (Cheryl) Dash, Jo-Anna (Brian) Becker and Eric (Nancy) Dash; aunt of Andy, Jamey, Amanda, Jessica, Justin, Traverse and Michelle. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Smith-Weisman- tel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville. The Rev. David C. Derk officiated. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville.
MAY - Rose F. (nee Clauss) - February 5, 2001 of Boston. Beloved wife of the late Earl N. May; mother of Wendy M. (Benjamin C. Johnson) of West Chester, Pa. and Rev. Douglas E.A. May M.M. of Egypt; grandmother of Tracie A. Lammer, Benjamin C. Johnson III and Emilie A. Johnson; great-grandmother of Justin Michael Lammer; sister of the late Thomas, Robert and A.R. Clauss. No prior visitation. A memorial mass will be held at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Boston, NY at a date and time to be announced. Donations, in her memory, may be made to Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Cashier-Price Bldg., P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302 or Hospice Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.
Penny J. Hodnett
LOZORICK - John J., February 6, 2001, of Boston. Husband of the late Helen (nee Gosiewicz); father of Rose (Joseph) Kmiec; grandfather of Karen Prentice, Darlene Kowalski and Tina Kmiec; great-grandfather of Jessica Rose Kowalski; brother-in-law of Stella Koscinski; also survived by many nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass was held Friday morning at 10:30 from St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Boston. Arrangements were made by the Wurtz Funeral Home, Inc., Boston.
RHOADS - Geraldine M. (Bigelow) of Sardinia, February 10, 2001. Wife of the late Grant "Dusty" Rhoads; mother of Gary Rhoads, Larry (Virginia) Rhoads, and the late Janice (Nourse) Meyerhoff; sister of the late Genevieve George, Blanche Bigelow and Charles Bigelow; mother-in-law of John Meyerhoff and the late Edwin Nourse; also survived by nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. A private memorial service was held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Chaffee-Sardinia Rescue Squad. Arrangements were made by the W.S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., Arcade.
RUEHL- Nancy E. (nee Lane) of Springville, February 13, 2001. Wife of James G. Ruehl; mother of James L. Ruehl of Franklinville and David E. (Gail) Ruehl of East Otto; also survived by four grandchildren. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Inc., 271 East Main Street, Springville, where funeral services will follow immediately at 4 p.m. The Rev. Richard R. Rolf will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville. Mrs. Ruehl was a member of the Springville Eastern Star.
Kathryn L. May
Rose Clauss May