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BATTISTELLA - David F. 8/22/01
August 21, 2001; beloved husband of Barbara (Forsberg); dear father of Paul Brennan, Andrew, David and Timothy Battistella; son of Connie and the late David Battistella; brother of Linda (Louie) Yanello, Donna Schwendler, Nick Battistella, Connie (Steve) Nelson and John Battistella. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME INC., (Southtowns Chapel) 3155 Orchard Park Rd., Services will be held Friday at 10 o'clock at the Full Gospel Tabernacle (please assemble at Church). In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Full Gospel Tabernacle Prayer Chapel. David was an employee at The American Axle Company. He was also a Saturday Night Worship Leader and a Life Group Leader at the Full Gospel Tabernacle and a Bible Student at Elim.

BEATTY - John W. 'Jack' 8/22/01 Of Lewiston, NY. August 16, 2001, age 71. Husband of Gerry A. (Glowacki) Beatty; father of John W. and Timothy A. Beatty; brother of Richard, Paul, Judith Killian, Connie Carkeet, and the late Mary Jane Norris, Robert and Gloria Beatty; also survived by four grandchildren. No prior visitation. A memorial mass will be held Friday (August 24) at 10 AM from St. Bernard RC Church second and Hinman streets Youngstown. In lieu of flowers donations to Youngstown Yacht Club Memorial Walk, 1 Water St, Youngstown, NY 14174. Arrangement by HARDISON FUNERAL HOME INC, Lewiston

BITKA - Marion 8/23/01
Age 81 of Tarpon Spring, FL formerly of Cheektowaga, August 20, 2001. She is survived by a son, Jerry, of Tampa, FL, a daughter, Sharon Navarra of Olney, MD; a sister, Betty Gian of East Amherst, NY; two granddaughters, Kim Navarra of Boston, MA and Rosanne Navarra-Petrevic of Olney, MD; and a great-grandson, Nickoli. Born in Buffalo, she worked as a proof reader for Arcata Graphics in Depew for 22 years. DOBIES FUNERAL HOMES, Tarpon Springs, FL (877) 769-7555.

BLAKE - Laura A. 8/23/01
Of Zephyrhills, FL, formerly of Ransomville, NY, Sunday, August 19, 2001, age 89; wife of the late Clarence Blake; mother of Gary Blake, Sharon Strasburg and the late Claudia Blake; sister of Clifford Bradley and the late Garnet Bradley; also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; predeceased by a grandson, William G. Blake. Friends may call at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES, INC., 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral service Saturday at 11 AM from the Ransomville United Methodist Church, Ransomville. Burial in North Ridge Cemetery. Memorials to the Ransomville United Methodist Church or the Ransomville Historical Preservation Project.

BLUE - Ada B. 8/23/01
Of Youngstown, NY, August 15, 2001, age 98; wife of the late Frederick P. Blue, Sr.; mother of Frederick P. Blue, Jr. and the late Barbara Blue; sister of Mildred Mangan, Howard Allen and several other brothers and sisters living in Canada; grandmother of Fred Blue III and Scott Blue; also survived by five great-grandchildren. No prior visitation. A Memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 AM from the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES, INC., 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville. Burial at the convenience of the family in North Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown.

BRILLINGER - Lawrence R. 8/23/01 August 22, 2001. Father of Linda (Paul) Paradowski, Randy (Mary) Brillinger and Carol (Mike) Arnone; grandfather of Tracy (Ray) Hernandez, Craig Simon, Jennifer (Chris) Corson, James Kirst, Joseph Kirst, Cory Brillinger; great-grandfather of Ryan Hernandez. No prior visitation. A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Please assemble inside Cemetery entrance Delaware and Delavan at 10:45 AM.

BURKE - Kathleen M. (nee McKendry) 8/23/01
Of Hamburg, NY, August 20, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Michael D. Burke Jr.; dearest mother of Margaret (Jack) Pielich, Beverly (Anthony) Cardarelli, Michael D. Burke and Sheila M. Burke; loving grandma of Nadine (Brian) Chapman, Christian (Ann) Latona, Jill Latona and Michael A. Cardarelli; great-grandma of Taylor and Brenna Chapman; sister of the late Anne, Margaret, Frank and Maurice McKendry. Family and friends are invited to attend A Mass of Christian Burial Friday morning at 9:30 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Athol Springs, NY. No prior visitation. Arrangements by the (Hamburg Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME INC.

CANNAROZZO - Madeline (Rinaldo) 8/22/01
August 21, 2001. Age 96. Wife of the late Victor Cannarozzo, Sr. Mother of Victor (Carol) Cannarozzo, Jr., the late Stephen Cannarozzo, Mary (late Joseph) Rossi and Leonard (Gloria) Cannarozzo. Sister of the late Charles Rinaldo. Survived by grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Family present to receive friends Thursday only from 2-4 and 7-9 at the PERNA FUNERAL HOME INC, 1306 Hertel Avenue (near Colvin Avenue) where funeral services will be held Friday at 8:45 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Holy Spirit Church (Dakota Ave) at 9:30 AM. Burial Mt Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Madeline's memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

CARROCCIA - Joseph T. 8/23/01 Of Derby, NY; entered into rest suddenly August 22, 2001, beloved husband of Debra A. (nee Nesci) Carroccia; devoted father of Jamie Lynn, Elaina Ann and Danielle Marie Carroccia; loving son fo the late John and Evelyn (nee Quinto) Carroccia; dear brother of Mary (late Thomas) Carcione, Josephine (late Mark) DeJames, Anita (late Ken) Skinner, Raphael (Joseph) Marchio, Salvatore (Patricia) Carroccia, Lucy Carroccia, Evelyn (Thomas) Burke and the late Ralph, Bernard (Nora) and John (Bonnie) Carroccia; dearest son-in-law of Annello and Dolores Nesci; also survived by many relatives and friends. Relatives and friends may visit LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME, (Southtowns Chapel) 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave. on Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday 4-8 PM where the funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 8:15 o'clock and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Mother of Good Counsel Church at 9 o'clock. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery.

CZECHOWSKI - Dennis J. 'Mouse' 8/23/01
Of Lackawanna, NY, August 20, 2001, dearest father of Dennis J. Czechowski II; dear grandfather of Sean Patrick; son of the late Matthew and Lucy Czechowski; brother of Lois Hancock, Pauline (John) Nelson, Francine (Tom) O'Connor and John Czechowski; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock at the (Blasdell Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME INC., 3748 South Park Ave. No prior visitation.

DeJARLAR - Edward L. 8/23/01
Of Alden, NY, August 22, 2001, dear friend of Rose H. Wrona; father of Linda, Donna, Edward Jr. and David DeJarlar. Friends of the family may call at the CHARLES MEYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 12338 Broadway, Alden, NY, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 AM. Mr. DeJarlar was a WW II Veteran and was retired from the U.S. Post Office.

DENARO - Richard D. 8/23/01
August 6, 2001 at home in San Francisco, age 52. Son of the late Joseph A. Denaro, Sr. of Buffalo, & devoted son of the late Elizabeth K. of San Francisco for whom he cared until her death last year. Survived by sister Mary, brothers Frank & Joseph & sister-in-law Eileen, as well as many friends and relatives. His humor & creativity will live on in our hearts. Per his request no service was held, he will be interred in the Denaro family plot in Buffalo

DEXTER - Bernard H. 8/22/01
Of Cheektowaga, NY, August 22, 2001, beloved husband of the late Betty E. (nee Hoak); dearest father of Chyrie (Clifford) Williams, Andrea (James) Hunt, Rebecca DiBerardino, Timothy (Michelle) and the late Dewey Dexter; grandfather of Charie and Robert Williams, Jason (Kim) Hunt, Jeness (Patrick) Annunziata, Haley and Hannah Dexter; also survived by three great-grandchildren; brother of June Tauscher of Florida. Family present Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, where a Funeral Service will be held Friday at 10:30 AM. Friends invited.

DITSIOUS - Elizabeth 8/23/01
(nee Gamijoglou) August 21, 2001; Age 92; beloved wife of the late Gust Ditsious; dear mother of Anthony S. Ditsious, Theodora (James) Phillips and the late George Ditsious; grandmother of eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister of Mary Calos and the late James Gamijoglou. The family will present Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Delaware Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 1132 Delaware Ave. (near W. Ferry) where a Trisagion Service will be held Friday evening at 7:30 PM. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. A committal service will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM at the McKean Memorial Park in Bradford, PA.

DRISCOLL - Mary (Quinlivan) 8/23/01
August 21, 2001, age 89. Wife of the late Florence J. (Brud) Driscoll; dear mother of Jane, Mary (Robert) Mirabito of Hingham, MA, Dennis of Anchorage, AK and Daniel; sister of the late Dr. James J. (Margaret) Quinlivan of Albany, NY, late Thomas (late Gertrude) Quinlivan, late Agnes (late Raymond) Gallagher and late Dr. John K. (Ann Marie) Quinlivan; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 PM at the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd., Amherst (between Niagara Falls Blvd. & N. Bailey). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Christ the King Church (Main & Lamarck) Saturday morning at 9:30. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Greenfield Health & Rehabilitation Center, Unit D.

DUNOVANT - Roger C. 8/23/01
August 21, 2001; beloved husband of Marjorie. Family will receive friends on Friday at 10 AM with funeral to follow at 11 AM at the BRIAN K. LEWIS FUNERAL HOMES, 347 Peckham.

EISENMAN - Bertha (nee) Heitz 8/22/01
August 21, 2001 of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved wife of the late Meinrad; sister of the late August Heitz and Olga Herrmann; dearest aunt of Frances (Donald) Laskowski, Carolan (David) Buza and the late Paul Heitz; also survived by great-nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive relatives and friends Wednesday 3-7 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.). Mass of Christian Burial Friday at Queen of Martyrs Church at 9:30 AM (Please assemble at church). Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

FERRARO - Michael J. 8/23/01
August 20, 2001, beloved husband of Theresa (nee Mulvaney); brother of Charles (late Connie) Ferraro; uncle of Joseph, great-uncle of three; son of the late Joseph (Carrie) Ferraro. Family will be present Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9, at the (Lancaster-Depew Chapel), AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 6050 Transit Rd., where services will be held Friday at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.

FRASIER - James L. 8/23/01 August 17, 2001 in Buffalo, NY after a long illness. Pre-deceased by his wife Evelyn (nee Eberhart); father of Stanley (Caroline); devoted grandfather of Jamie and Shea; brother of Nora, Ruth and Sue. Friends may call Friday, August 24, 2001 7-9 PM at the PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 1275 Sycamore St. (Corner of Oberlin) where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

GATTUSO - Vincent Douglas 8/23/01
August 18, 2001, beloved infant son of Russell and Jennifer (nee Monin) Gattuso; dearest brother of Ian Daryle and Russell Albert Gattuso; dear grandson of Russell (Eileen) Gattuso and Albert (Ruth) Monin. A memorial Mass of the angels will be celebrated on Friday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2021 Sandridge Road, Alden at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Arrangements by ZURBRICK-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME.

GEBLER - Raymond F. 8/23/01 Of Orchard Park, NY; August 2001; beloved husband of the late Mary June (Batt); father of Elaine (John) Nosel, Joseph R., and Charles T. (Kathy) Gebler; loving grandfather of Thomas, Heidi, Cory and Michael Gebler and Vicky Allen; brother of Leonard (Dolores) Gebler. No prior visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held in Nativity of Our Lord Church, Saturday 10 AM. Friends invited. Memorials made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. Arrangements by The F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC .

GLASSER - Jean W. 8/23/01
Age 85 of the City of Tonawanda, on July 8, 2001 at the Greenfield Health Center in Lancaster. Beloved mother of Carol (Dr. Paul, D.D.S.) Will, Joyce (W. Nicholas) Bellanca, Clyde (Nancy) Glasser, Earl (Alba) Glasser and Paul R. Glasser; also survived by 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Dr., Eggertsville, on Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 11:00 AM. Family interment services will follow at Elmlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Old Lutheran Church.

GULA - Stanley 8/22/01
Of East Amherst, NY, August 20, 2001, loving husband of Marie I. (nee Gough); loving father of Barbara A. Gibbs, Catherine (Timothy) Dugan, Patricia Gula, Bernice (William) Stradtman, Marie (Douglas) Noll, Diane (William) Silvis; loving grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of one; loving son of Andrew and the late Bernice (nee Kopezs) Gula; brother of Walter (Helen), of St. Catherine's, Ontario, Ted (Diane), of Fenwick, Ontario and the late Henry (Margaret), of Fenwick, Ontario. Funeral service Friday at 12:30 PM, from the URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6685 Transit Rd., East Amherst, (three miles north of Maple), and in St. Mary's Church, Swormville at 1 PM. Visitation Friday from 9 AM to 12:30 PM only.

HARBACH - Allen Boyd 8/23/01
Age 73 of Melbourne, FL; son of the late Paul Hyde Harbach and Anna Boyd Harbach, formerly of Orchard Park, NY; husband of Patricia; also survived by three son and six grandchildren; brother of Ruth H. Sowyrda of East Aurora and Doris H. Patten of Orlando, FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Harbach grew up in Orchard Park, NY and earned his BA at Kalamazoo College in Michigan and later an MS degree from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth. As an Electronics Engineer, Al worked with Bell Helicopter in Buffalo before moving to Ft. Worth. After moving to Florida, all was promoted to Section Manager at Harris Intertype Corp. in Melbourne, FL. He took the position as President of Valjean Corp. and also served as Formulation Specialist for this private label company until his retirement. He later founded Harbach Electronics that specializes in amateur radio equipment, which sells parts around the world. As an avid amateur radio operator himself, he participated in many award-winning expeditions to Belize, Japan, Caicos, Russia and many other sites. He was considered an authority on Heathkit amplifiers and antenna construction.

HARRINGTON-PEPE - Joan D. 8/23/01
August 22, 2001; beloved wife of the late Gerald C. Pepe; dear mother of Theodore L. and Mark A. (Annette) Harrington; grandmother of Theodore II, Anthony and Christina Harrington; sister of Shirley Brydalski. The family will receive friends Thursday 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 10:00 AM.

HILLMAN - Richard E. 8/23/01 Of Ransomville, NY. August 22, 2001, age 72; husband of Rose (Archeskie) Hillman; father of Richard D. Hillman, Christopher S. Hillman, Kathy E. Sajdak, and the late Timothy E. Hillman; brother of Shirley Williams, Joyce Truesdell, Joanne McIntyre, Patrica McKenzie, and Roger Hillman; grandfather of R.D. Hillman, Emily Hillman and Anthony Giannone. Friends may call at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC. 3648 Ransomville Rd, Ransomville, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Services Friday at 11 AM from St. Peter's Lutheran Church 4169 Church Rd., Cambria. Memorials to St. Peter's Lutheran Church or the Ransomville Fire company Ambulance Fund PO BOX 239 Ransomville, NY 14131.

JARMAK - Rev. Claude O.F.M. Conv. 8/23/01
August 19, 2001 in Holyoke, MA. Beloved son of the late John and Pelagia (nee Manikowski) Jarmakiewicz; dearest brother of Florence Jarmakiewicz, Sophie Nowak, Stella Seremet and the late Celia Bakowski, Alfreda Bosiacki, Alice Biniecki and Viola Sajdak; also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday from 2-4 at Corpis Christi Church, 199 Clark St., Buffalo. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Franciscan Vesper Service Friday at 7:00 PM and a Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. Funeral arrangements by the URBAN BROS. FUNERAL HOME INC., East Amherst, NY.

KELLER - Amelia E. (Miller) 8/23/01
August 21, 2001 at the age of 91 of North Collins, NY, formerly of West Seneca. Beloved wife of the late Elmer Keller; dearest mother of Charleen (Sebastian) Spicola, and James (Janet) Keller; daughter of the late Jacob (Amelia Naab) Miller; grandmother of five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister of the late Sylvester (Leona) Miller, Alvin (Elenor) Miller, Norman (Minnie-Betty) Miller, Margaret (Frank) Carter, Cecil (James) Stillwell, and Mary (Daniel) Brach; also survived by several nieces and nephews including Monsigneur Rev. William Stillwell. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 10634 Main St (Rte 62) North Collins, NY where the funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 followed by a 10 AM Mass of Christian burial from Holy Spirit Church, North Collins. Mrs. Keller was a member of the Holy Spirit Rosary altar society. If desired memorials may be made to the Blind Association of WNY.

KENNEDY - Marion R. 8/22/01
August 20, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Roach and Paul Kennedy; dear mother of Robert W. (Gerry) Roach and the late Judith A. Dean; step-mother of Sharon Brown and Sheila (Dennis) Garvey; grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of eight. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Shrine of St. John Neumann Chapel (Englewood & Belmont Ave.) Saturday at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John the Baptist Church. Arrangements by the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC. (836-2935).

LEWIS - Robert W. 8/23/01
Of Elma, NY. August 22, 2001; beloved husband Jo (Ruth) H. Boetcher Lewis; dearest father of Beverly (John) Hagens, Susan (Gary) Weilgosz, Michael and Thomas (Debra) Boetcher; fond grandfather of Christian, Christopher, Stacy, Michelle, and Johanna; great-grandfather of Paul and Cassandra. Friends may call Thursday and Friday 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 a funeral will be held Saturday morning at 8:45 AM and from St. Vincents RC Church at 9:30 o'clock. Friends invited.

LOUGHNANE - Francis J. 8/23/01 August 22, 2001; beloved husband of Margaret 'Mickey' (Stoyle) Loughnane; dearest father of Mary (David) Grove and Francis J. Loughnane, Jr.; loving grandfather of Derek, Brian and Melissa; brother of the late Margaret Rabe, John, Rose Dauer, Mary Young and Catherine Held; Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4, 7-9 PM at the REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Rd. (corner Red Jacket Pkwy.) where services will be held Saturday at 9 AM and at St. Martin of Tours R.C. Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY, 14227.

LOUIS - Leona (nee Curvin) 8/22/01
August 21, 2001; beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Louis; dearest mother of Leona Frank, Patricia Louis, Kathleen (Douglas) Heitzhaus, James (Janet) Louis and the late Jerome Louis; dear grandmother of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; daughter of the late Stephen and Annie Curvin; sister of the late Forest and Lowell Curvin; sister-in-law of Pat and Prudence Curvin and the late Irene (Howard) Robb; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will be present on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Drive (at Parker Blvd.), where funeral services will be held on Friday at 8:15am and from St. Christopher's Church at 9:00am. Friends invited.

MARKS - Oliver C. 8/23/01
August 19, 2001; beloved husband of Ella; father of Oliver C Jr., and Ozella Moye; brother of Marie Ackles. The family will receive friends on Saturday at 11 AM funeral to follow at 12 noon from the Grace Tabernacle COGIC 359 Williams St. Arrangements by BRIAN K. LEWIS FUNERAL HOMES, 347 Peckham.

McCREA - John A. 'Jack' 8/23/01
Of Kenmore, August 22, 2001. Beloved husband of Joyce Behringer McCrea; father of Michael (Karen), Dawn (Norman) Mueller, Elizabeth A. McCrea; grandfather of John and Lori Mueller, Michael Jr. and Erin McCrea; brother of Leslie (Patricia) of Moncks Corners, SC, Mary Lou of Las Vegas, NV, Don (Carol) McCrea of Tucker, GA and the late Gary McCrea. Friends may call D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, when funeral will be held Saturday at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Paul's RC Church at 9:15 AM. Final resting place Sacred Heart Cemetery, Friendship, NY. Memorial contributions to WNY Diabetes Association, 315 Alberta Dr., Amherst 14226 are preferred. Jack is a retired 40 year member of Int'l Union of Operating Engineers, Local 17, Buffalo.

MEAD - Susan F. 8/23/01 Of Buffalo, NY, entered into rest August 19, 2001, beloved mother of Alex C. Mead; loving daughter of the late Willard E. and Gertrude (nee Campbell) Mead; dear sister of Jimmi Mead, Charles (Geraldine) Mead, Willa (Jerry) Lynn and Walter Mead; dearest friend of Rosemary and Barry Soffin; also survived by nieces, nephews and many friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (City Chapel), 102 Linwood Ave. at Summer near Delaware Ave. on Monday from 4:30-5:30 PM where a memorial service will immediately follow.

MELANCON - Alice (nee Muktarian) 8/19/01
August 13, 2001, of Clarence, NY, wife of the late Howard L. Melancon; beloved mother of Howard F. (Patricia) Melancon of Clarence, NY and Dennis W. (Kathleen) Melancon of East Amherst, NY; dear grandmother of Gretchen, Heidi, Wayne (Kate), Carol, John and Elise Melancon; great-grandmother of Reece; sister of the late Sarah Torosian, Gregory, Samuel and Herbert Muktarian; also survived by nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 25 at 10 AM from SHEPARD BROS. FUNERAL HOME, 10690 Main St., Clarence. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

OLENA - Nathalie H. 'Bumpy' (French) 8/23/01
July 13, 2001, beloved wife of Arnold T. Olena, dearest mother of Laura (James) Mixter, Douglas (Lois) Olena, Kenneth (Kate) Olena, S. Randle (Ann) Olena and Marion Olena; loving grandmother of nine grandchildren; sister of Patricia (Robert) Shaw. There will be no prior visitation. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral. Friends are invited. If desired memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Foundation Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Arrangements by the AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC.

PERSICO - Marc 8/23/01 August 22, 2001; son of the late Anthony J. and Lillian (nee Crage) Persico; dear brother of Richard (late Louise), and the late James (Carol) Persico; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the JOSEPH SPANO & SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 473 Niagara St., where funeral will be held Saturday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian burial in Holy Cross Church at 9:30. Marc was an Alumni of Hutchinson High School, veteran (Navy) of WWII. Family present Friday 2-4, 7-9. Flowers gratefully declined.

RODRIGUEZ - Francisco 'Tito' 8/23/01
August 16, 2001, suddenly after a tragic motor vehicle accident, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Buffalo, NY; beloved husband of Roseanne (nee Spurlock); dearest father of Joshua and Michael; grandfather of Daja; son of Pablo and Aurora; brother of Lucy Vazque, Aurora Santiago, Briglda, Emillo, Pedro Juan and the late Pablo; beloved uncle of Andy Santiago and many other nieces and nephews. Chapel service from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY, Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock PM. Visitation Friday only 11 o'clock to 1 o'clock PM.

ROGERS - John W. Sr. 8/23/01 ROGERS----John W. Sr. August 17, 2001, of North Collins, NY. Beloved husband of Nancy (Stewart) Rogers. Former husband of Theresa Rogers whose children are John, Jr, (Collen) Rogers; Virginia (Sam) Tripi; Cathy (Paul) Wincek and the late Daniel and James Rogers. Grandfather of five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by one brother and sister. A memorial service will be held Saturday morning at 11:30 from the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, North Collins, NY. Friends are invited. John was a Korean War Veteran and a life member and Past Commander of American Legion Post 880, Eden; Past Commander of VFW Post 8265, Eden; member of William Dils VFW Post 199, Lakeshore, Marine Detachment; & Eden/No Collins Rod & Gun Club.

SAGUN - Josephine A. (nee Suchocki) 8/22/01
August 22, 2001, beloved wife of the late Stephen Sagun; dearest mother of Paul and Michael Sagun; beloved grandmother of Paul Jr., Gena, Geoffrey and Emily; sister of Helen and Eddie Suchocki, and the late Theresa Mielczark, Sue C., Alphonse and Peter Suchocki. The family will be present Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1024 French Rd. (near Borden), where funeral services will be held Friday at 8:45 AM and from St. Gabriel's Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited.

SCHAAF - George E. 8/23/01
Died July 21, 2001 at Pacific Grove Convalescent Home, Pacific Grove, CA. Husband of the late Mary Florence (nee Sloan) and Rosemary (nee Walsh); father of Barbara Kerner, George W. (Bill), both of Atlanta and Greg of Buffalo; brother of Paul, Tarpon Springs, FL and Ruth Spitznagel, Encinitas, CA; survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Parkside Lutheran Church, 2 Wallace Ave., Buffalo, Saturday, August 25th, 11:00 AM. Interment of cremains with full Military Honors will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Bflo, NY 14240. Mr. Schaaf was a lifelong resident of Buffalo, where he was the last of three generations to operate George Schaaf Construction Co. He was also a graduate of Bennett High School with a degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University. He commanded minesweepers in WWII where he served with Ralph Wilson, Jr. Mr. Schaaf was vice-president of the Buffalo Bills during the early championship years, later retiring from John W. Cowper, Co in the mid 80's.

SCHWARTZ - Carol J. (nee Losson) 8/22/01
August 22, 2001, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved wife of Norman J.; dear mother of Charles (Nancy) Schwartz of Amherst, NY, Geraldine (Ken) Zajdel of Roselle, IL.; grandmother of 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral service from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd., (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.), Friday at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Family present Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc.

SCOTT - Donald E. Jr. 8/23/01
August 22, 2001, of Buffalo, NY; loving father of Brian, Wenona Rae, Bernice Michelle, Darcy Andrew, Joyce Doris and Alexis Rose; devoted son of the late Donald and Bernice Scott Sr.; cherished brother of Stephen Michael (Terry), Mark, Carl Lee and Bernard Craig and the late Edward W.; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends received Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the LINK-FOX COMPANY INC. 355 Grant St., where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM followed by internment on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.

SEIBEL - Roy E. Sr., MD 8/22/01
August 19, 2001, of Amherst, NY, beloved husband of Ruth H. Seibel; father of Roy E. Seibel, Jr., MD (Valerie) of Maine, and Susan J. Seibel of NY, NY; grandfather of Katherine A. and Elizabeth C. Seibel; brother of Marion H. Seibel and the late Howard Seibel. Friends are invited to a memorial service on Friday at 4:00 PM at Christ United Methodist Church, Saratoga and Harlem Rds., Snyder, NY. Arrangements by the HARRY A. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, INC. If desired, memorials to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, 71 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY, 14201, (Attn: Jennifer Reese), or the University of Buffalo Medical School ('UB Foundation'), 102 Cary Hall, 3435 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214 would be appreciated.

SILVER - Bernie 8/23/01 August 16, 2001, in Minneapolis, MN. Devoted husband of Esta (Rosenburg) Silver and the late Clara (Frank) Silver; honored father of Barbara Leder of Minneapolis, MN, Dr. Fred M. (Clareanne) Silver, Maurice (Seth) Silver of St. Paul, MN, and the late Gerri Silver-Pollard (Bill Pollard) of Virginia; loving grandfather of Dr. Frankie-Lynn Silver, Samuel D. Silver Esq., and Clara Eve Silver (Stuart Collis Esq.); great-grandfather of Yael Saphira Silver-Victor. Services were held in Minneapolis, MN. Memorials may be made to the Youth & Education fund at Temple Beth Zion. The family will be at the home of Dr. Fred M. Silver Sunday, August 26, 2001 between 3-6 PM.

SOMMER - Kenneth F. 8/22/01
Aug 21, 2001 of Grand Island. Husband of Ann 'Bonnie' (Fagan) Sommer and the late Carol (Dillemuth) Sommer. Father of David J. (Debra), Kenneth J. (Stacie), Richard J. (Cherie), Kevin J. (Deborah) and the late Linda J. Sommer. Grandfather of Jamie, Jodi, Erica, Brendan, Alicia, Thomas and Emily Sommer. Brother of Melvin (Ruth) and the late Carolyn Rowe, Raymond and Jerry Sommer. Son of the late Richard and Cora Sommer. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. A Mass of Christain Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 AM at St Stephen's Church. Memorials may be made to The Americal Cancer Society or St Stephen's Church Completion Fund.

SYHLOWY - Mary (nee Kohoot) 8/22/01
Of West Seneca, NY, August 20, 2001, beloved wife of the late John M. Syhlowy; dearest mother of Donna Wode and David J. (Joan) Syhlowy; fond grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; sister of the late Olga (Steven) Bakalik. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS INC., 4680 Clinton St. (corner Borden Rd.), West Seneca, (668-5666) where funeral will be held Friday morning at 9:15 AM and from St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church at 10:00 o'clock. Friends are invited. Sentiment may be expressed through a contribution to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., in memory of Mary Syhlowy.

TYSON - Franklin C. 8/23/01
August 18, 2001. The family will receive friends on Friday at 11 AM, funeral to follow at 12 noon from the White Rock Baptist Church, 480 East Uttica. Arrangements by, BRIAN K. LEWIS FUNERAL HOMES, 2528 Bailey, 845-5545.

WILHELMY - Barbara (nee Hamerski) 8/22/01
August 20, 2001; beloved wife of the late Albert S. 'Bud' Wilhelmy; devoted mother of the late Janice and late James (Annette) Wilhelmy; grandmother of Winston Wilhelmy, Jeanette (Doug) Stringfellow; Justin and Amanda Wilhelmy, great-grandmother of Britney; sister of Rose (Frank) Bieniek; Frances Kujawski; Stella Stachowiak, Jean Hejna and John (Josephine) Hamerski; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will be present Thursday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the ORLOWSKI-PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 2400 William Street (897-2400) where services will be held Friday at 8:45 AM and at Our Lady Help of Christians Church Chapel at 9:30 AM

WORKLEY - Rosemary A. (nee Reilly) 8/23/01
Formerly of West Seneca, NY, August 22, 2001; beloved wife of John E. Workley; dearest mother of Paula (Dennis) Fitzgerald, Joseph (Bonnie) and Christopher (Denise) Workley; grandmother of David and Timothy John, Joseph, Keri and Michael Workley. Funeral services to be announced at a later date. Arrangements by HOY FUNERAL HOME, INC.

WOZNIAK - Bernice K. (nee) Schmigel 8/22/01
August 21, 2001 of Cheektowaga, N.Y. Beloved wife of the late Robert J.; dearest mother of Robert (Suzanne) and Richard (Deborah); grandmother of John, Jason, Kari, Kristin, Jennifer and Karen; great-grandmother of John R. Wozniak; survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial, Friday at Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel at 11:30 AM. Arrangements by the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME.

ZAK - Theresa A. 8/22/01
Suddenly, August 21, 2001, beloved daughter of Frances (Neu) and the late Zenith W. Zak; dear sister of David M. (late Sally) Zak of Buffalo and Zenith W. (Mary) Zak of Oregon, OH; beloved aunt of Michael, Stephen, Thomas, Martin, David M. Zak Jr. and Jennifer Ann Zak-Place. The family will be present to receive friends on Thursday and Friday from 4-8 PM at the South Buffalo Chapel of the JOSEPH K. QUINN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 192 Abbott Rd. (near Southside Pkwy.) where funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 8:45 and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from OLV Basilica at 9:30. Friends invited. Ms. Zak was a member of the Buffalo Teachers Federation and the Legion of Mary. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorials to the OLV Legion of Mary, 767 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, NY 14218. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements by THOMAS J. KELLEHER.


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