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Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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Mary DeJoy
Funeral services were held Monday (Oct. 15) from St. Mary’s of the Lake for Mary E. Fitzgerald DeJoy of Hamburg, who died Thursday, October 4, 2001.
Wife of the late Henry E. “Eddie” DeJoy, she is survived by her daughters, Deborah (David) Moessinger, Wendy (Louis) Ruthazer and Dr. Kathy (Dr. Bob) Kuhn; son, Edward “Beaver” (Tracy) DeJoy; brothers, George (Lil), Kenneth and Jack Fitzgerald; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Beverly (Mark) Cavagnaro; and sister, Beverly Fitzgerald.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s of the Lake Building Fund or Hospice of Buffalo-Cheektowaga.
Arrangements were made through the Colonial Memorial Chapels Inc.

Mary Hughes
Funeral services were held Friday (Oct. 12) from Eden United Methodist Church for Mary L. Christiano Hughes, 86, of Mena, Arkansas and formerly of Eden, who died Monday, October 8, 2001.
Wife of the late Ermil D. Hughes, she is survived by her sons, Dennis (Anita) and Ermil (Mikki) Hughes; daughter, Mary (Richard) Norman; brother, John Christiano; sisters, Frances Hughes and Olivia Pavicich; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Nicholas and Justino Christiano.
Memorials may be made to the Eden United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
Burial wa at Evergreen Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Laing Funeral Home.

Nancy Mascia
Funeral services were held Saturday (Oct. 6) from SS. Peter & Paul Church for Nancy L. Vance Mascia, 59, of Hamburg, who died Thursday, October 4, 2001.
She is survived by her son, Christopher Mascia; daughters, Sharon (Michael) Lamparelli and Linda (Howard) Braymiller III; brother, David Vance; two grandchildren and cousins.
Mrs. Mascia was employed as a registered nurse for the West Seneca Development Center.
Memorials may be made to either Cradle Beach Camp, Camp Good Days and Special Times or Sisterhood of Wellness.
Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Lombardo Funeral Home.

Alfred Anderson
Funeral services were held Saturday (Oct. 13) from the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home for Alfred J. “Ockie” Anderson, 83, of Lake View, who died Wednesday, October 10, 2001.
Husband of the late Fern Kohl Anderson, he is survived by his daughters, Yvonne (Peter) Roessler and Lori (Roland) Goforth; brother, George (Helen) Anderson; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nieces and nephews and other family members.
He was predeceased by his brother, Norman (Mary Jane) Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was employed as a supervisor for Bethlehem Steel. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 8113.
Burial was at Lakeside Memorial Cemetery.

Norma Gerspacher
Funeral services were held Sunday (Oct. 14) from the Laing Funeral Home for Norma Nehring Gerspacher, 63, of Cheektowaga, who died Thursday, October 11, 2001.
She is survived by her daughters, Tamra (Dennis) Oddi and Sandra (Edward) Young; son, David (Bridgit) Gerspacher; brothers, Nelson, Robert and Lawrence Nehring; sister, Marie Rice; and one grandchild.
Mrs. Gerspacher was employed as a payroll clerk at the Erie County Medical Center.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Foundation.
Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery.

Daniel Ejbisz, Frontier graduate and owner of Cloverbank Hotel, dies at the age of 55
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday (Oct. 19) from St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church for Daniel J. Ejbisz, 55, of Hamburg, who died Monday, October 15, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Linda McPartlan Ejbisz; sons, John and Kevin Ejbisz; daughters, Patricia and Michelle Ejbisz; mother, Adeline Ejbisz; mother-in-law, Bridget McPartlan; nieces and nephews and other family members.
He was predeceased by his father, Milton Ejbisz; and brother, Paul Ejbisz.
Mr. Ejbisz was a 1964 graduate of Frontier High School. His family has owned and operated Cloverbank Hotel on Lake Shore Road in Hamburg for more than 50 years. Mr. Ejbisz has owned the business himself since 1973.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Lake Church and Hamburg Knights of Columbus Council 2220. Mr. Ejbisz was a former Hamburg Little Loop football coach and a former Lake Shore Little League baseball coach. He was a frequent spectator of Frontier High School athletic events as well as the Erie Community College football team.
Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.

Margaret Ross
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday (October 19) from SS. Peter & Paul Church for Margaret Edna Timmel Ross, 89, of Hamburg, who died Tuesday, October 16, 2001.
Wife of the late Harold J. Ross, she is survived by her sons, Kenneth and Carl Ross; daughters, Edna May (Lloyd) Hahn, Mary (Marvin) Nagel, Dorothy (Bruce) Aikman, Harriet (Gary) Osinski and Martha Ross; sisters, Ruth (Ralph) Johnson and Irma Martin; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her son, David Ross; sisters, Irene (Otto) Duggan and Rita (late Paul) Gernatt; and brothers, Paul (Evelyn Tarbox) and Lester (Cecelia) Timmel.
Mrs. Ross was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Altar Rosary Society.
Burial was at St. Martin’s Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Funeral Home.

Cecelia Szumlinski
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday (Oct. 20) from Our Mother of Good Counsel Church for Cecelia “Bama” Szczepankiewicz Szumlinski, 88, of Blasdell, who died Wednesday, October 17, 2001.
Wife of the late Kasimer Szumlinski, she is survived by her brother, Richard (Dolores) Stevens; sister, Emily Muffoletto; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Geraldine (William) Bratek; and four sisters.
Arrangements were made through the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.

Rita Baker
Funeral services were held Wednesday (Oct. 24) from St. Mary of the Lake Church for Rita M. Stein Baker, 85, of Hamburg, who died Sunday, October 21, 2001.
Wife of the late Harrison Collins and Raymond Baker, she is survived by her sons, Jerome (Natalie), Donald (Anna), Gregory (Lieschbeth), Dennis and David Collins; sisters, Mary Ann (James) O’Brien, Rosemary (late Robert) Schaefer and Grace (Charles) Emerson; brothers, Joseph (Kay) and Herbert (Dee) Stein; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mrs. Baker was employed as a server in the Frontier High School cafeteria.
Burial was at St. Vincent’s Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home.

Mary Ann Kromer
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 from St. Vincent’s Church at 9:15 a.m. for Mary Ann Schmidt Kromer, 86, of Derby, who died Sunday, October 21, 2001.
Wife of the late Joseph G. Kromer, she is survived by her sons, Joseph D. (Judy) and Thomas M. (Janet) Kromer; daughters, Mary C. (David) Deutschlander and Anne Krant; sisters, Leona (William) Hall, Jane (William) Neu and Patricia (Robert) Cash; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements were made through the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Funeral Home.

Phyllis Krasinski
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday (Oct. 20) from Our Mother of Good Counsel Church for Phyllis R. Antonik Krasinski, 68, of Blasdell, who died Tuesday, October 16, 2001.
She is survived by her husband, Richard D. Krasinski; daughters, Jean (Robert) Allen, Cynthia (Anthony) Tomei and Marilyn (Brian) Kendall; son, Phillip (Janet) Krasinski; brothers, Stanley (Jean), Norbert (Pauline), Matthew (Blanche) and Anthony (Julie) Antonik; seven grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Henry (late Mary) and Joseph (late Florence) Antonik; and sister, Stella (John) Zale.
Mrs. Krasinski was a member of the Our Mother of Good Counsel Church and the OMGC Altar & Rosary Society and Legion of Mary.
Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery and arrangements were made through the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.

Vivian Kershaw
Funeral services were held Friday (October 19) from Lakeside Cemetery for Vivian K. Shelton Kershaw, 75, of Eden, who died Wednesday, October 17, 2001.
Wife of the late Leslie C. Kershaw, she is survived by her son, Gerald Kershaw; sister, Betty Heltz; sisters-in-law, Jean Coffey and Ruth Scheetz; and one grandchild and is predeceased by her sister, Mary Lapp.
Arrangements were made through the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Funeral Home. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery.

Phyllis Dengler
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday (Oct. 19) from St. Bernadette’s Church for Phyllis A. Tomilo Dengler, 84, of Orchard Park, who died Tuesday, October 16, 2001.
Wife of the late Edward W. Dengler, she is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Joseph) Arcudi, Patricia M. (Duane) Draudt, Mary E. (Paul) Butlak, Evelyn P. Dengler and Susan L. Fraser; son, William E. (Dorothy) Dengler; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Sophie Zuchowski; and brothers, Ted, Henry, Stanley and Adam Tomilo.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, 1284 French Rd., Depew, NY 14043.
Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Froehley-Dengler Funeral Home. 

Anna Jenney
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday (Oct. 26) from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for Anna J. Hornik Jenney, 71, of Lake View, who died Sunday, October 21, 2001.
Wife of the late John Jenney, she is survived by her daughters, LaReta Jenney and Joanne (Ronald) Pawinski; and seven grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her sons, John (Vicki) Jenney Jr. and Frank Jenney.
Mrs. Jenney was born in Germany. She was employed at Our Lady of Victory Hospital for 40 years before retiring in 1995.
Memorials may be made to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Building Fund.
Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home.

Eileen Gerard
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 11:45 a.m. from St. Mary of the Lake Church for Eileen M. O’Mara Gerard, 73, of Hamburg, who died Sunday, October 28, 2001.
She is survived by her son, Michael Gerard; daughters, Diane (Joseph) Kleinfelder and Nancy Anderson; brothers, Daniel, Joseph (Janice) and Edward (Shirley) Gerard; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 
She was predeceased by her brothers, Jack (Lillian) and Robert O’Mara.
Mrs. Gerard was employed as a supervisor for New York Telephone.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo.
Arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.

Daryl Thompson
Funeral services were held Monday (Oct. 29) from Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home for Daryl L. Thompson, 18, of Hamburg, who died Thursday, October 25, 2001.
He is survived by his parents, Diana (Cedric) Townes and Eddie Thompson; brothers, David and Tyrone; sister, Amy; grandparents, June and Chett Rupert; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mr. Thompson was a student at Frontier High School and was making arrangements to join the U.S. Marines.
Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Bonnie Rowell
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 3 at 10 a.m. from Wayside Presbyterian Church for Bonnie L. Buehler Rowell, 50, of Hamburg, who died Sunday, October 28, 2001.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Rowell; sons, Jeremy and Jeff Ptak and Brad, Ben and Corey Rowell; parents, Benjamin and Joyce Buehler; brothers, Mark, Matthew (Pamela) and Luke (Janet) Buehler; nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Rowell was employed as a teacher for Hopevale U.F.S.D.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo or Roswell Park.
Inurnment was at Lakeside Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home.

Edward Kozak
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday (Oct. 29) from St. Mary’s Church in East Eden for Edward F. Kozak, 65, of East Eden, who died Friday, October 26, 2001.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Preischel; friend, Bertha Scott; one niece and four nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, John (Mary Lou) Kozak.
Mr. Kozak was employed as a custodian for the Armor Volunteer Fire Company.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home.

Irene Pikula
Funeral services were held Thursday (Oct. 25) in McKeesport, Pennsylvania for Irene G. Dolnack Pikula, 81, of Hamburg, who died Sunday, October 21, 2001.
Wife of the late John Pikula, she is survived by her daughters, Paula (Larry) Calp and Andrea (James) Latta; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Versailles, PA and arrangements were made through the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home.

Hazel Hender
Funeral services were held Saturday (Oct. 27) from the Froehley-Dengler Funeral Home for Hazel C. Morlock Hender, 76, of Hamburg, who died Tuesday, October 23, 2001.
Wife of the late Raymond A. Hender Sr., she is survived by her son, Raymond A. (Pat) Hender Jr.; daughter, Darlene K. (Richard) McNevin; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery.

William Haker
Funeral services were held Saturday (Oct. 27) from St. Francis of Assisi Church for William C. Haker, 94, of Hamburg, who died Tuesday, October 23, 2001.
Husband of the late Sally Stawasz Haker, he is survived by his daughter, Audrey (Dr. Bernard) Daly; sons, William (Rebekka) and Walter (Vivian) Haker; brothers, Floyd and Leroy (Joan) Haker; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Haker was a member of I.U.O.E. Local No. 17 and a retired Locomotive Engineer for Republic Steel.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Foundation.
Burial was at Lakeside Memorial Park and arrangements were made through the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home.

Marcella Kelly
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday (Oct. 27) from SS. Peter & Paul Church for Marcella D. Feidt Kelly, 93, of Hamburg, who died Wednesday, October 24, 2001.
Wife of the late Stanley Kelly, she is survived by her daughters, Patricia Kelly, Dorothy (Charles Clouting) Tatum and Katherine (Warren) Ristine; sons, Raymond and Richard (Gloria) Kelly; sister, Evelyn Morage; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, John Feidt; and sister, Genevieve Mahoney.
Mrs. Kelly was employed as a cook at Hoak’s Restaurant and the old Lakeview Hotel.
Burial was at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery and arrangements were made through the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home.

Alfred Brooks
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday (Oct. 29) from SS. Peter & Paul Church for Alfred M. Brooks of North Boston, who died Sunday, October 28, 2001.
Husband of the late Elizabeth L. Klein Brooks, he is survived by his son, David (Lynda) Brooks; daughter, Barbara (Jake) Coleman; sisters, Esther (Edward) Stewart, Betty (Alan) Johnson, Patricia (Richard) Slawson and Joyce (late David) Josephson; brothers, Richard (Marie), Robert (Marilee), James (Sally), Gordon (Mary) and Donald (Dorothy) Brooks; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements were made through the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Funeral Home.

Daniel Otremba
Funeral services were held Tuesday (Oct. 30) from St. Vincent dePaul Church for Daniel E. Otremba, 15, of Lake View, who died Thursday, October 25, 2001.
He is survived by his parents, Edward II and Pamela Lisowski Otremba; sisters, Megan and Melissa Otremba; grandparents, Eugene and Dolores Jazemback Lisowski and Edward Sr. and Marion (Shul) Otremba; and other family members.
Mr. Otremba was a student at Frontier High School and played lacrosse on the varsity lacrosse team.
Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery and arrangements were made through the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.

Eileen Greenwald
Funeral services were held Wednesday (Oct. 31) from Wayside Presbyterian Church for Eileen M. Catlin Greenwald, 63, of Hamburg, who died Friday, October 26, 2001.
She is survived by her husband, David Greenwald; daughter, Laura (Terry) Smith; sons, David Jr. (Julie) and Thomas Greenwald; sisters, Jean (Jim) Everett and Nancy (A.J.) Sweat; brothers, Harold (Norma) and Ronald (Carol) Catlin; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Beaugez; and brother, Richard Catlin.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements were made through the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home. 

John Gallivan
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday (Oct. 29) from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for John P. “Jack” Gallivan, 16, of Lake View, who died Thursday, October 25, 2001.
He is survived by his parents, Patrick and Molly (McKenna) Gallivan; brothers, Daniel and Timothy Gallivan; sister, Mary Gallivan; grandparents, Eugene and Marjorie Gallivan and Mary (late John) McKenna; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mr. Gallivan was a student at Frontier High School and played lacrosse for the Hamburg Knights.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements were made through the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Funeral Home.

John Gallivan
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday (Oct. 29) from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for John P. “Jack” Gallivan, 16, of Lake View, who died Thursday, October 25, 2001.
He is survived by his parents, Patrick and Molly (McKenna) Gallivan; brothers, Daniel and Timothy Gallivan; sister, Mary Gallivan; grandparents, Eugene and Marjorie Gallivan and Mary (late John) McKenna; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mr. Gallivan was a student at Frontier High School and played lacrosse for the Hamburg Knights.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements were made through the Loomis, Offers & Loomis Funeral Home.


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