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Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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Peggy Jo Long
Funeral services were held Friday (August 3) from the Schindler Funeral Home in Gowanda for Peggy Jo Long, 56, of Perrysburg, who died Monday, July 30, 2001.
She is survived by her mother, Marguerite Long; sisters, Lynda Schindler, Cynthia (Gary) Benkelman and Ruth (Larry) Foster; and other family members.
She was predeceased by her father, Leroy Long.
Memorials may be made to Comstock Hospice or the Erie County SPCA.

William Leppard Sr.
Funeral services were held Thursday (August 9) from the Heimburg-Addison Funeral Home for William H. Leppard Sr., 78, of Angola, who died Tuesday, August 7, 2001.
Husband of the late June “Judy” Nawrot Leppard, he is survived by his son, William M. (Micky) Leppard; sister, Pearl Thompson Zynda; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his sister, Mildred Coombs.
Mr. Leppard was a retiree of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation and a decorated World War II veteran.

Ray McCarty
Funeral services were held Friday (August 10) from the Heimburg-Addison Funeral Home for Ray V. McCarty, 77, of Angola, who died Monday, August 6, 2001.
Husband of the late Betty J. Smith, he is survived by his daughters, Sandra Kunzman and Kathleene (Conrad) Jason; sons, Raymond (Karen), Ronald (Myle) and Mark McCarty; brother, George McCarty; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and companion, Carol Andrzejewski.
He was predeceased by his son, Michael McCarty; sister, Doris Ball; and brother, Leo McCarty.
Mr. McCarty was a World War II veteran and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals. He was a member of Newcomb-Long Post No. 928 American Legion, Evans Township Post No. 5798 VFW and Hanover Chapter No. 177 D.A.V. He was also a past Cub Scout leader of Troop No. 401.
Memorials may be made to the Lung Association of WNY.

Edward Lecki
Funeral services were held Wednesday (August 8) from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home for Edward Lecki, 75, of Woodlawn, who died Sunday, August 5, 2001.
He is survived by friends, Eleanor (late John), Marilyn, Edward (Louise), Sandra and Richard (Karen) Nendza and their families.
Mr. Lecki was a member of UAW Local No. 897. He was employed as an auto worker at the Ford Stamping Plant.
Burial was at Lakeside Memorial Cemetery.

Raymond Lewis
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 18 at 11 a.m. from the First Church of Evans for Raymond L. Lewis, 74, of Zephr Hills, Florida and formerly of Derby, who died Tuesday, July 31, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Grace L. Smith; son, Gary L. (Judy M.) Lewis; daughter, Joan L. (James) Robinson; brother, Floyd Lewis; daughter, Doloris (Raymond) Filsinger; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and nieces and nephews. 
Mr. Lewis was a member of the Highland Hose Volunteer Fire Company where he served as first aide captain and a life member of Evans Township No. 5798 VFW.
Arrangements were made through the Heimburg-Addison Funeral Home.

David Newell
Funeral services were held Tuesday (July 31) from the Heimburg-Addison Funeral Home for David B. Newell, 88, of Angola, who died Saturday, July 28, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Grace B. Bronson; son, Thomas E. Newell; daughter, Betty B. Newell; one niece and several great-nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Daniel Newell.
Mr. Newell was a member of the Evans Lodge No. 261, Newcomb Long Post No. 928 American Legion and the Evans Township Post No. 5798.

Robert Kleinschmidt
Funeral services were held Thursday (August 9) from the Heimburg-Addison Funeral Home for Robert E. Kleinschmidt, 71, of Derby, who died Monday, August 6, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Betty L. Viles Kleinschmidt; daughters, Lisa (Amos) Connor and Karen, Susan and Nancy J. Kleinschmidt; sisters, Dorothy (Charles) Schaefer and Helen (Nelson) Greco; two grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Frances and Ruth Logan, Katherine Innis and Grace Viles; and brothers, George, William, James and Frank Kleinschmidt.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo. 

Frances Bednarz
Funeral services were held Wednesday (August 8) from St. Francis of Assisi Church for Frances R. Ignorante Bednarz, 61, of Blasdell, who died Saturday, August 4, 2001.
Wife of the late Horace Bednarz, she is survived by her sons, Mark, Keith (Jeneane), Eric and Blake Bednarz; daughters, Lisa (Martin) Coburn and Brandy (Robert) Baker; sisters, Maria Peters and Katherine (late William) Smith; 12 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Rose Mary Giamo, Dorothy Alduino and Betty Bondanella.
Mrs. Bednarz was employed as a bus driver for the Frontier Central School District for 27 years.
Entombment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna and arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.

Estelle Licata
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday (August 8) from Our Mother of Good Counsel Church for Estelle M. Iwankow Licata of Blasdell, who died Wednesday, August 8, 2001.
Wife of the late Anthony Licata and Anthony Segina, she is survived by her daughter, Rozanne (Paul) Myka; son, Richard Segina; sisters, Dorothy (late Edgar) Conrad and Maryanne (Lenin) Uglesich; brother, Stanley (Theresa) Iwankow; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Helen Iwankow, Valeria (Alexander) Lutz and Jane Henry; and brother, Walter Iwankow.
Mrs. Licara was employed as a supervisor for Fleet Bank.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.
Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery and arrangements were made through the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.

Donald Schiedel
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday (August 9) from St. Vincent’s Church for Donald F. Schiedel, 74, of Derby, who died Monday, August 6, 2001.
Husband of the late Zelma N. Parks Schiedel, he is survived by his daughters, Donna J. (Frank) Maltbie-Barrett, Deborah A. (Michael) Downs, Karen M. Schiedel and Connie Smith; sons, Donald P. (Carolyn), Kenneth B. (Lisa) and Keith A. (Karen) Schiedel; and 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made through the Heimburg-Addison Funeral Home.

Carl Flowers
Funeral services were held Wednesday (August 15) from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home for Carl Flowers, 90, of South Dayton Beach, Florida and formerly of Blasdell, who died Friday, August 10, 2001.
Husband of the late Lusta Dougherty Jackson and Gladys Flowers, he is survived by his sons, Teddy (Barbara) Flowers and Del (Dorothy) Jackson; sisters, Myrtle (late Jack) Brown and Annie (Bud) Howe; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his sons, Floyd (late Dot), Wade and Leroy (Betty) Jackson; and brothers and sisters.
Mr. Flowers was employed as a roller at Bethlehem Steel. He was a 50-plus year member of the F&AM Fraternal Lodge No. 625.
Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Josephine Angilella
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday (August 9) from Holy Spirit Church for Josephine Elardo Angilella, 78, of North Collins, who died Monday, August 6, 2001.
She is survived by her husband, Salvatore “Sam” Angilella; sisters, Sarah (Michael) Brandys, Grace (Carl) Leone and Mary Ann (Sam) Lalomia; brothers-in-law, Frank (Josephine) and Guy (Betty) Angilella; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Connie DiGioia.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo.
Burial was at Holy Spirit Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Wentland Funeral Home. 

Clarence Wagner
Private funeral services were held Saturday (August 11) from Wentland Funeral Home for Clarence Wagner, 49, of Collins, who died Thursday, August 9, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (San George) Wagner; daughters, Dollene (Sean) Christopher and Holly Ortel; sons, David Wagner and Robert Ortel; brother, Harry (Kathy) Wagner; two grandchildren and a niece and a nephew.
Mr. Wagner was a member of the Collins Center Fire Department and was employed by the Erie County Highway Department.

John Rogers Sr.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 25 from the Wentland Funeral Home for John W. Rogers Sr. of North Collins, who died Friday, August 17, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Stewart Rogers; former wife, Theresa Rogers; son, John (Colleen) Rogers Jr.; daughters, Virginia (Sam) Tripi and Cathy (Paul) Wincek; one brother, one sister, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by sons, Daniel and James Rogers.
Mr. Rogers was a Korean War veteran and a life member and past commander of American Legion Post No. 880 in Eden. He was also past commander of VFW Post No. 8265 in Eden and was a member of William Dils VFW Post No. 199, Lakeshore, Marine Detachment and the Eden/North Collins Rod & Gun Club.
Arrangements were made through the Wentland Funeral Home. 

Carole Foy
Funeral services were held Tuesday (August 21) from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for Carole Halliman Foy, 67, of Lake View, who died Saturday, August 18, 2001.
She is survived by her husband, John J. Foy; daughters, Patti Cierlicki and Kathy Loughran; sons, Dan (Judi), Jack (Barbara) and Joe (Kathy) Foy; brother, Kenneth (Jean) Halliman; sister, Kathleen (Robert) Fischer; 10 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Foy was employed as an administrative assistant for the Frontier Central School District for 17 years before retiring in 1992.
Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.

Judith Bruckman
Funeral services were held Saturday (August 18) from St. Francis of Assisi Church for Judith M. “Bunny” Dylo Bruckman of Hamburg, who died Tuesday, August 14, 2001.
She is survived by her husband, James N. Bruckman; daughter, Jodi (Geoffrey) Clark; son, Robert J. Bruckman; brothers, Donald W. (Dolores) and David (Kathleen) Dylo; sister, Patricia (John) Michalovic; and five grandchildren.
Mr. Bruckman was employed as an accounts payable clerk for Bethlehem Steel.
Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery and arrangements were made through the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.

Bertha McDonald
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 26 at 1 p.m. from the Hamburg Unitarian Church for Bertha Kleine McDonald, 88, of Hamburg.
Wife of the late George C. Stocksdale and Donald McDonald, she is survived by her daughters, Kathleen (Robert) Wack and Martha (Samuel) Marino; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. McDonald was born in Buffalo and attended Buffalo schools. She graduated from the Deaconess School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1934. She retired from nursing in 1976. She was a member of the Hamburg Unitarian Church.

Jean Gilbert
Word has been received of the death of Jean E. McLay Gilbert, 84, of Hamburg, who died Monday, August 20, 2001.
Wife of the late John M. Gilbert, she is survived by her daughters, Laurel (Craig) Ruch and Jacqueline O’Connor; and three grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Marilyn Craig.
Mrs. Gilbert was born in Buffalo and was a retired employee from Markel Electric of Buffalo and the Hamburg Penny Saver.

Margaret Simet
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday (August 16) from St. Mary of the Lake Church for Margaret E. Cotter Simet, 91, of Hamburg, who died Saturday, August 11, 2001.
Wife of the late John Simet, she is survived by her sons, John (Judith) and Donald (Anne) Simet; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo.
Arrrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.

Gary Hill
Funeral services were held Sunday (August 19) from the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home for Gary W. “Willie” Hill, 57, of Hamburg, who died Thursday, August 16, 2001.
He is survived by his sons, Robert and Gary Hill Jr.; sisters, Reta Monture, Beverley Hill and Joyce Johnson; brother, Hugh Hill; and friend, Myrtle Patistas.
Mr. Hill was employed as a groom for David Van’s Stable at the Erie County Raceway.

Mary Veronica Briggs
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday (August 11) from St. Bernadette’s Church for Mary Veronica Cupples Briggs, 90, of Hamburg, who died Wednesday, August 8, 2001.
Wife of the late John Dix and Percy Briggs, she is survived by her sons, John (Mary) and James (Margery) Dix; 12 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Carl, Vincent and Paul Cupples.
Mrs. Briggs was employed as a sales clerk/cashier for Briggs Pharmacy.
Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home.

Louis Sugg
Funeral services were held Monday (August 20) from the Wentland Funeral Home for Louis C. Sugg, 67, of Collins and formerly of Arcade, who died Thursday, August 16, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes Schumacher Sugg; sons, Duane (Jennifer) and Scott (Denise) Sugg; daughter, Holly Sugg; brothers, Duane and Gerald Sugg; sister, Thelma Wischman; and four grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother, Don Sugg.

Lila Perry
A memorial service was held on Thursday (August 16) from the Big Tree Wesleyan Church for Lila M. Owen Perry, 80, of Hamburg, who died Monday, August 13, 2001.
Wife of the late John Perry, she is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Perry; son, Raymond (Bonnie) Perry; brothers, Richard (Dorothea) and Charles (Darlene) Owen; sister, Elma (Harry) Sambora; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were made through the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home.

Ruth Dickinson
A memorial service was held Wednesday (August 15) from the Bates Memorial Presbyterian Church for Ruth Dickinson, 87, of Huntington, West Virginia and formerly of Hamburg, who died Thursday, August 9, 2001.
Wife of the late Lee I. Dickinson, she is survived by her son, David Dickinson; daughters, Nancy Endsley and Muffy Walker; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Dickinson was a retired teacher. She was a member of the Hamburg United Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements were made through the Henson Mortuary Funeral Home in Huntington, West Virginia.

Salvatore Bucco
Funeral services were held Tuesday (August 21) from the Wentland Funeral Home for Salvatore “Sam” Bucco, 82, of North Collins, who died Saturday, August 18, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Karen C. Stenander Bucco; daughters, Valerie L. Huillier, Rosalie (Mark) Lizzio and Lisa (Christopher) Biuso; sons, Thomas (Tamara) and Anthony (Louise) Bucco; sister, Mary Burgio; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Bucco was a retiree from the Gowanda Psychiatric Center and a World War II veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 1640. He played guitar professionally in a number of clubs in Western New York for over 60 years and also taught string instruments to students in Buffalo, West Seneca and North Collins.
Burial was at Brant Cemetery.


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