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Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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ACKERMAN - Richard C.
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; beloved husband of the late Jeanette (nee) Pruss; dearest father of Lt. Col. Mark US Army (Rosemary); grandfather of Sarah and Richard; brother of Dorothy (late Ernest) Helm and the late Herman (late Florence) and the late John Otto (late Martha); survived by nieces. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Road) where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 AM and from Queen of Peace Church at 9:30 AM. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Mr. Ackerman was past local chairman of Brotherhood of Railway Trainman and former Democratic committeeman for the County of Erie.



ANDERSON - Lyndall M. (Fitzsimmons)
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997, of Grand Island, wife of the late Russell J. Anderson; daughter of Marion G. (nee DeGlopper) (Gerald) Coates and the late Edward J. Fitzsimmons; sister of Karen S. (Larry) Fuller and Michelle A. (Jeffrey) Webb; aunt of Amanda and Jennifer Webb. Friends may call Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.



ARENA - Josephine M.
11/25/1997

76 of North Syracuse, NY, November 18, 1997; survived by her husband of 51 years Herman Arena; mother of Linda Labour of Hamburg, Maria Bauer of Depew, Stephen of Charlotte, NC; sister of Salvatore Alfonso of Florida, Anthony Alfonso of Boston, MA, Mary Litchann of Florida and Rose Murphy of Boston, MA; grandmother of four grandchildren; also survived by nieces and nephews. Services were held on Friday November 21 at SEARS-MIDDLETON-JONES FUNERAL HOME INC. with burial at North Syracuse Cemetery. Mrs. Arena was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima RC Church in North Syracuse, where she enjoyed playing Bingo, she also played at the North Syracuse Knights of Columbus Council 3717.



BARON - Aloysius J. 'Al'
11/24/1997

November 22, 1997; beloved husband of Rose M. (nee May); cherished father of Jack (Carol) and the late Paul Sr.; fond grandfather of Paul Jr. and Andrea; son of the late John and Josephine Polanski Baran; son-in-law of the late George and Rose May; brother of Matilda Zych (late Albert) Jaromin; also survived by aunts, nieces and nephews. Services from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY Wednesday morning at 8:45 and from Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church at 9:15. Mr. Baron was a former member of Buffalo Musicians Union Local #92 and the Hamburg Musicians. Visitation Monday evening from 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Flowers gratefully declined.



BARRETT - Benjamin J.
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; husband of Harriett (nee Miller) Barrett; father of Mrs. Kathleen (Robert) Rosen, Mrs. Donna (late Allen) Benzin, Mrs. Laura (Bernard) Gazda, Mrs. Reita (Robert) Kucewicz and the late Sharon Harrington; also survived by 11 grandchildren; brother of William F. Barrett. Friends may call Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the CUSACK, MESCALL & HAGGERTY FUNERAL HOME, 1377 Abbott Road, Lackawanna where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 AM and from St. Ambrose Church at 9:30 AM. Mr. Barrett was a member of the Knights of Columbus Fr. Baker Council, American Legion Post #63 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #959 and a retiree of Bethlehem Steel with 42 years of service. Flowers gratefully declined.



BECK - Margaret R. (nee Shalala)
11/25/1997

November 24, 1997 wife of the late Samuel D. Shalala and Harold Beck; mother of Philip D. (Elizabeth) Shalala and Martha A. (Earl) Brydges; sister of Anna M. Shia and the late Roger, Mitchell and Wilhelmina Shalala and Gertrude (late Joseph) Danahy; sister-in-law of Margaret Shalala; survived by 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, nieces and nephews. Family will be present at JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME INC., (West Chapel) 1357 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin) Friday only 4-7 PM where funeral will be held Saturday at 8:45 AM and Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Church at 9:30.



BINNER - Mildred D. (Danheiser)
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997, of Kenmore, NY, wife of the late Oscar L. Binner; sister of Eileen (Matthew) Guillard of Silver Spring, MD and Alberta L. Danheiser of California; godmother of John W. Standish; dear cousin of Olivia M. Standish; dear friend of Sister Mary Jean Hanavan, GNSH; also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the ROLLING CHAPEL OF THE DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 3000 Delaware Ave., at Tremont, Kenmore, where prayers will be offered Wednesday morning at 9:45, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul's RC Church at 10:15. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Mrs. Binner was a member of the St. Paul's Ladies Sodality and a librarian with the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System for over 30 years.



BREMER - Elmer H.
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; husband of the late Marjorie Miller Bremer; father of David (Jeraldyn) Bremer and Mrs. Robert (Linda) Hoak; also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service from the suburban CARLTON A. ULLRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC. 855 Englewood Ave., Wednesday 11 AM. Friends are invited. Family present Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9. Gifts in Mr. Bremer's memory made to Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga, Snyder, would be appreciated.



BRIATICO - Antonio
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; age 74; beloved husband of Santa (nee Falbo); dear father of Tommaso (Beverly), Giovanni (Diana) and Anna Maria Briatico; grandfather of Anthony, Michael, Philip and Laura; brother of Giuseppe, Antonetta, Giovanni (Eleanor) and Tommaso Briatico and the late Isabella Vatrella and Eleonora Stranieri. The family will be present to receive friends Monday from 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1024 French Road, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:45 AM and from St. Gabriel's Church at 9:30 AM.



CARLSON - Koren (Johnson)
10/18/1997

October 14, 1997, of Tonawanda, formerly of Pleasantville, NY, wife of the late Oscar T. Carlson; mother of Nancy C. Hayes of Grand Island; grandmother of Peter C. Hayes II, Jody (William) Dodd, Karen (Barry) Smith and Dana (David) Foote; also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Friday at 1 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, Grand Island. Memorials may be made to Beechwood Residence.



CIESIELSKI - Victor J.
11/24/1997

November 24, 1997; husband of the late Rose (nee Raczyk); dear father of Alice (Nicholas) Gaetani, Virginia (Raymond) Rosa and Patricia (Marvin) Walsh; grandfather of twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; brother of Vera Molik and William Ciesielski; predeceased by other brothers and sisters; survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.) Wednesday 9:15 and St. Barnabus Church 9:45 AM. Friends invited. Family present Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9PM.



CIPRESSI - Rose Marie (Dalfonso)
11/24/1997

November 22, 1997; of Cheektowaga, NY; beloved wife of Joseph Cipressi; dear mother of Cheryl (Calvin) Grinnen, Joseph Jr. (Denise) of Tempe, AZ, Ronald (Karen) of Alexandria, VA; grandmother of Kathryn, Karen, Andrew and Laura Grinnen, Anthony and Bauer Cipressi; dear daughter of Frank (late Josephine) Dalfonso; sister of Gerald (Ann), Frank (Gloria) Dalfonso; sister-in-law of Ann (late James) Eadie, George (Minnie) Cipressi, Rose Marie (Salvatore) Ruggiero; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral service from the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3025 William St. near Union Road, Cheektowaga, Wednesday at 9:30 AM and in St. Josaphat's Church at 10 AM. Family present Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9. Mrs. Cipressi was a Justinette of Fr. Justin Council.



CORBIN - John E.
11/25/1997

November 24, 1997, beloved husband of Rose J. (nee Grossi); dearest father of Diane (Dennis) Gawron, Janice Corbin, Lorraine Corbin, Gail (Larry) Brown, Kenneth Corbin, Carol Corbin and Irene (Robert) Leary; grandfather of 13 grandchildren; brother of Sanford (Dorothy) Corbin of Brookville, PA, William (Fran) Corbin of Dubois, PA, Margaret Schnepp of Blasdell, NY and Emmajean (Floyd) Calyor of Fayetteville, NC. The family will be present on Wednesday 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 on Saturday at 8:45 AM and from St. Christopher's Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation.



DAEHN - George E.
11/24/1997

Of Akron, NY; November 23, 1997; husband of Charlotte Menges Daehn; father of Morley (Shirley) Daehn, Beverly Ann (Timothy) Murphy and Martin (Deborah) Daehn; grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at C.B. BEACH & SON MORTUARY INC., Corfu, NY Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Services at the Mortuary Wednesday at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined.



DeCAROLIS - Ronald P.
11/24/1997

Of West Seneca, NY; November 22, 1997; beloved husband of Marilyn DeCarolis; dearest father of Lia (Garth) Hewitt, Ronald and Christopher DeCarolis; brother of Mario (Terri), Joseph (Ruth), Olga (Robert) Walsh and John (Linda) DeCarolis. Friends will be received Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the CURTIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1340 Union Road, West Seneca where funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 AM and from St. Catherine of Siena RC Church at 9:30 AM.



DOLLOFF - Florence M. (nee Reardon)
11/25/1997

November 22, 1997; wife of the late Joseph W. Dolloff; mother of Paul W. (Toni) Dolloff, Carol A. (Peter) Collard, Lawrence J. (Susan) Dolloff and Kathleen (William) Gulotta; also survived by fourteen grandchildren; sister of Ethel Hunter, Joseph Reardon and the late Agnes McTigue and Daniel Reardon. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at Nativity of the B.V.M. Church (Harris Hill) Wednesday at 11 AM. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House. Arrangements G. BRIAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, E. Amherst, NY.



DOOLING-SLATTERY - Mary R.
11/25/1997

November 25, 1997, of Alden, NY, wife of the late Harold Dooling and Emmett Slattery; mother of Robert (Susan) and the late Mary Lou Slattery; grandmother of David (Lisa) Slattery and Lynn (Thomas) Ulbrich; great-grandmother of Michael and Timothy Ulbrich, Stuart, Emma and Bonnie Slattery; sister of the late Betty and David Roger. Family present at the CHARLES MEYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 13228 Broadway, Alden Wednesday, 12 Noon-2 PM, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 PM. Interment Lancaster Rural Cemetery.



FELLNER - Kathleen A.
11/25/1997

Suddenly November 23, 1997, of Kenmore, beloved daughter of Kenneth C. and Kathleen Farrell Fellner; dear sister of Mary (David) Gentz, Carolyn (David) Scalzi, Janet (Peter) Barone of Marlbourgh, CT, Joanne Smith, Dr. Celeste (Dr. Nikolas) Fellner-Minnie of Fairfield, OH, Christopher K. and Nicholas P. Fellner; also survived by nine nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are asked to gather for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Timothy's R.C. Church, 565 East Park Dr. at Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda, Wednesday at 11 AM. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME, Kenmore, NY.



FISHER - Edna Campbell
11/25/1997

November 22, 1997; wife of the late Edgar John Fisher; mother of Carol Fitzpatrick and Barbara (James) Longwell; grandmother of John (Patti) Fitzpatrick, Judith Ann (Gregory) Kayne, James (Anne) Sherwin and Janet (Thomas) Phillips; sister of Ethel Downs of Port Richie, FL, Helen and Arthur Campbell; also survived by eight great-grandchildren. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5541 Main St. at Cayuga Rd., Williamsville, Friday morning at 11:00 o'clock. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.



GUARINO - Eleanor Y. (nee Pellicci)
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; wife of the late Salvatore Guarino; mother of Charles Guarino and Marcella (James) Matuszak; grandmother of Carl (Dawn), Salvatore (Wendy) and Brandon DelPrince; great-grandmother of Salvatore DelPrince Jr.; sister of Julia (late Wilford) Felpz, Dina (late Dominc) Ferraro, Waldo (Lucille) Pellicci, Sue (late Frank) Floriano, Joseph (Marion) Pellicci, Dorothy Pellicci, the late Delphine Hill and George (late Anna) Pellicci; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family present to receive friends Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the PERNA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1306 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave.) where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Nativity Church (Albany St.) at 9 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.



HAENTGES - John J. 'Jack'
11/25/1997

November 23, 1997; beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (nee Johnson) Haentges. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Kenmore United Church of Christ, Delaware Rd. and Danbury Ln. Wednesday morning at 11. No prior visitation. Mr. Haentges was a retiree of the Chevrolet Foundry. Arrangements by the GRECO FUNERAL HOME INC.



HEYMANN - Friedhelm 'Fred'
11/25/1997

November 23, 1997; dearest brother of Ingrid Richter and Wilhelm Heymann of Germany; uncle of two nephews and three nieces. The family will be present on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 569 Cleveland Dr., where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 AM and from Infant of Prague Church at 10 AM. Friends invited.



HUGHES - Edward A.
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; beloved husband of Sandra J. (nee Merrill); beloved father of Edward A. (Charlene A.) Hughes, Jr., Mark J. (Isabel) Hughes, Scott A. (Barbara) Hughes and Joseph Hughes; grandfather of nine grandchildren; brother of Mary Hughes and the late Elizabeth Hughes and Marjorie Harmon. The family will be present on Tuesday 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 Wednesday at 8:45 AM and from St. Margaret's Church at 9:30 AM.



KAZMARK - Pauline E. (nee Mathewson)
11/25/1997

November 23, 1997; beloved wife of Raymond A. Kazmark; dearest mother of Richard L. (E. Julie) Kazmark, Mrs. Nancy R. (James) Stolarski; dear grandmother of four grandchildren and one great-grandson; sister of the late Mary (Howard) Cheeseman, Lee (Emily) Mathewson, Ethel (Avlin) Bennett, Gordon Mathewson, Clare (Harrison) Lindsley, Albert Mathewson and Vera Wallace; sister-in-law of Mable and Leona Mathewson and William Wallace. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 271 E. Main St., Springville, NY, where funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 O'Clock. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Springville, NY.



LANG - Edward A.
11/25/1997

November 22, 1997, beloved husband of Grace D. (nee Schiersing) Lang; devoted father of James (Pat), Jack (Kathy) and Thomas (Lynne) Lang; dear grandfather of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. No prior visitation. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be announced at a later date at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church (Brighton and Fries Rd.). Arrangements by the AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC.



LeGRAND - R. Colston
11/25/1997

November 23, 1997, beloved husband of Flory. Memorial Service Thursday, 1 PM, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 6710 Main St., Williamsville, NY. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements by H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY INC. Memorials may be sent to the Watchtower Bible and Track Society, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2483.



LITWIN - John C.
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; beloved husband of Cecelia Okie Litwin and the late Florence Stablewski Litwin; loving father of Rita (Robert) Nowicki, Leonard (Terri) and Vincent (Cecelia) Litwin; stepfather of Carolyn (Chester) Derenda, Micheileen (Chas) Treadwell and Peter (Diane) Okie; dear grandfather of seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, four step grandchildren, one step great-grandchild and one step great-great-grandchild; brother of Stanley (Doris) Litwin and Irene (late Stanley) Stankiewicz; also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2005 Clinton St. (corner S. Ogden) Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernard Church, Wednesday at 11 AM. Please assemble at church. Mr. Litwin was a member of the parish Holy Name Society, Bingo committee, St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Shelly 25 year Club. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227-1480.



LOGAN - Ruth E. (nee Kleinschmidt)
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; beloved wife of the late Edward Logan; dear mother of Grace Bretherton and Mary Logan; grandmother of Kathy, Edward, Sherry and Mary and seven great-grandchildren; sister of Dorothy Schaefer, Robert Kleinschmidt and Helen Greco. Family will be present on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-8:30 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd) where funeral services will follow at 8:30 PM.



LUCAS - Paul K.
11/25/1997

November 24, 1997. Husband of Joanne Bissonette Lucas; father of Cheryl Canfield (Raymond) and Keith Lucas (Lisa); son of Mildred and the late Michael Lucas; brother of Barbara Kulsar. Friends received Tuesday from 7-9 PM and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the REGER FUNERAL HOME INC., 3135 Main St. at Highgate, where sevrices will be held Friday at 11 AM. (No visitation Thanksgiving Day). Paul was a member of the Korean War Veterans Assn. Memorials may be sent to Joseph A. Bissonette Fund or the Arthritis Foundation.



MEDINA - Jennie R. (nee Gullo)
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; wife of Frank Medina; mother of Frank (Laurie), Anthony (Linda), Russell (Elaine) Medina and the late Joseph (Camille) Monforte; guardian of Rosemary Simone; grandmother of 14 grandchildren; sister of the late William Gullo. Family present to receive friends Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the PERNA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1306 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave.) where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Our Lady of Loretto Church at 10:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Mrs. Medina was a member of the Our Lady of Loretto Altar-Rosary Society and Senior Citizens.



MICHALSKI - John J.
11/24/1997

Of Lackawanna, NY; November 23, 1997; son of the late John and Helen (Lapa) Michalski; brother of the late Helen Furgala and also two brothers, two sisters, nieces and nephews. Funeral from the JOS. M. LITWIN FUNERAL HOME, 1629 Electric Ave. Wednesday at 9:15 and at St. Michael the Archangel Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Family present Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



MODLESKI - Paul J.
11/24/1997

Of West Seneca, NY; November 23, 1997; beloved husband of Patricia R. (nee Redmond); dearest father of Jeffrey (Trish), Lee Ann, Matthew (Dianne) and Cherie; grandfather of Michael, Matthew and Mark; also survived by brothers and sisters. Family will be present Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca where prayers will be said Wednesday morning at 8:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Queen of Heaven Church at 9:00. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials to Buffalo Hospice Inc. appreciated.



MOLIK - Thomas Frederick
11/25/1997

November 24, 1997; beloved husband of Lori (nee Thiell) Molik; devoted father of Joseph and Margaret; son of Fred J. and the late Dorothy (nee Szafranski) Molik; stepson of Lee (nee Pytlak) Molik; brother of Hope Ann (Robert) Olesky and Nancy (Andrew) Gozdziak of Florida; stepbrother of Michele (Jim) Kuchta, Scott, Evemarie and Michael Pytlak; grandson of Vera (nee Ciesielski) Molik; nephew of Stan (Carol) Szafranski, Edward (Helen), Daniel (Terry), John (Joanne) Molik and Christine (Robert) Gill; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the URBAN-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1024 French Rd., where funeral service will be held Friday at 8:45 AM and from St. Gabriel's Church at 9:30 AM. Friends are invited. Flowers gratefully declined.



NISCHIK - Eugene
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; beloved husband of Dorothea (Leising) Nischik; dearest father of Andrea (Anthony) Violanti, Deborah Nischik and Pamela (Werner) Gstattenbauer; loving grandfather of Heather Violanti and Christopher, Gregory Gstattenbauer; brother of the late Evelyn, Mildred, Olive and Thelma; brother-in-law of Elizabeth Leising, Patricia Moore and Phyllis Wilde. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Road and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at St. Ambrose RC Church at 8:30 AM. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Nischik was retired from the US Postal Service and Bethlehem Steel.



OSTERREICHER - Bessie
11/25/1997

November 24, 1997, wife of the late Isak; mother of Mickey (Donna) Osterreicher; sister of Mollie Rosch and the late Shirley Deutsch and Edie Tromberg; grandmother of Elena and Ian. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday 11 AM, at the DELAWARE PARK MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 2141 Delaware Ave. Jay L. Mesnekoff, Director. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials made to the American Cancer Society.



OWENS - Sylvia (nee Fishcarrier)
11/25/1997

November 24, 1997 of Buffalo; formerly of Six Nations Reservation, Ontario; devoted mother of Earl Jr., Linda (Hector) Figueroa, Laura, Lorraine (Raymond Walker), Allan and Elizabeth; also survived by many grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Friends received at the LINK-FOX CO INC., FUNERAL HOME, 355 Grant st. (885-1709) on Tuesday from 6-9 PM. A funeral service Wednesday at 11 AM at the Salvation Army Headquarters, 960 Main St.



RAMPINO - Louis S.
11/24/1997

November 22, 1997; suddenly; beloved husband of the late Teresa S. (Avarello) Rampino; dear father of Eugenia Fitzgerald, Gary and the late Robert Rampino; grandfather of Paula Jean Fitzgerald and Keri, Joseph and Dominic Rampino; brother of Millie (Philip) Carcaci and the late Dominic, Frank, Anthony Rampino and Theresa DeStefano. The family will receive friends at the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 911 Englewood Ave. Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:15 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Shrine of St. John Neumann Chapel (Englewood Ave.) at 9:45 AM. Flowers gratefully declined.



RATAJCZAK - Dr. Eugene H., PhD.
11/25/1997

November 23, 1997, of Hamburg, NY, beloved son of the late Henry and Helen; brother of Dennis J. Ratajczak; also survived by uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. A Mass will be held at St. Gabriel's R.C. Church, Clinton St. in Elma on December 14, at 12 Noon. Arrangements by SINICKI FUNERAL HOME, 892-8160.



RICE - Loretta M. (nee Schweitzer)
11/25/1997

Age 83, of the City of Tonawanda, November 23, 1997; wife of the late Roland L. Rice; mother of Nancy F. (Lee) Lawson and Greg R. (JoAnn) Rice; grandmother of Bradley and Kurt Lawson, Tyler, Trevor and Brinn Rice; sister of Francis G. Schweitzer and the late Dr. Alvin, John, Leo, James and Robert Schweitzer; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday only from 2-4 and 7-9 at JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME INC., Morgan, William and Broad Sts., City of Tonawanda. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, 71 Adam St., City of Tonawanda, Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.



SABATO - Rose (Basile)
11/25/1997

November 24, 1997, wife of Samuel Sabato; mother of Judith (David) Richards, Paul (Catherine), David (Martha) and James (Anne); sister of Jennie Basile, Dora (Bruce) Bailey of California and Anthony (Mary Ann) Naples of Maryland; also survived by ten grandchildren. Funeral from the CHAS. F. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME INC., 982 Abbott Rd., Friday at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Martin's R.C. Church at 9:45 AM. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. No visitation Thanksgiving Day. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's School for the Deaf, the Variety Club or the Wyndham Lawn Home for Children.



SCANLON - Joseph P.
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; husband of Margaret J. (O'Neill) Scanlon; father of Patricia (Robert) Ward, Michael (Kathi), Joseph P. Jr. (Mary), Terrance (Mary) and Mary M. (Neil) Guerin; also survived by 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother of Cecilia and Edward Scanlon and the late Mary Sheehan, Katherine Breen, Simon, Daniel, Michael, Martin and Patrick Scanlon. Friends may call Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the (Buffalo Chapel) of the THOMAS H. McCARTHY FUNERAL HOME, 1975 Seneca St., where funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 11:15 and from St. Teresa's Church at 11:45.



SHALALA - Margaret R.
11/25/1997

(See Beck notice)



SHEEHAN - Elizabeth 'Betty'
11/25/1997

November 23, 1997. Daughter of the late John and Nora (Driscoll) Sheehan; sister of Mary Ellen (late Howard) Leary and the late John Sheehan, Joseph (late Iona) Sheehan and Margaret (late Cy) Osccadal; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME INC., (Southtowns Chapel) 3155 Orchard Park Rd., Orchard Park, NY. (675-9027) Tuesday from 7-9 PM and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. No viewing on Thanksgiving Day. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday at 10 AM and from St. Peter & Paul Church in Hamburg. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.



SMEADER - Allan F.
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; husband of Joan E. O'Herron Smeader; father of Christopher P. (Robin) and Paul R. (Michelle) Smeader; brother of Joan (Richard) Wilson, Paul J., Fredric J. (Mary Donn) Smeader and Mary Anne (Thomas) Malone. The family will be present to receive friends Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5541 Main St. at Cayuga Road, Williamsville where services will be held Wednesday morning at 8:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Louis Church, Main and Edward St., Buffalo at 9:30. Friends are invited.



SPRINGER - Bernard S.
11/25/1997

Of West Seneca, NY, November 23, 1997, beloved husband of Lucinda F. Bushley Springer; dearest father of Bernard (Susan J.) and Richard N. (Angeline) Springer; fond grandfather of five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; pre-deceased by brothers and sisters. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the PAUL A. KLOCK BLOSSOM CHAPELS, INC., 4680 Clinton St., (cor. Borden Rd.), West Seneca, (668-5666), where Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Friends are invited.



SULLIVAN - Marjorie A. (Murphy)
11/25/1997

November 24, 1997, wife of the late Robert F. Sullivan M.D., mother of Robert F. (Susan), Marjorie (William) Fraser, Mary (Lawrence) Murtha, Susanne (Brian) Waters and the late James B. Sullivan; also survived by 19 grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Buffalo Chapel) of the THOMAS H. McCARTHY FUNERAL HOME, 1975 Seneca St., where funeral will be held Friday morning at 9:15 and from St. Bernadette Church, Orchard Park at 10:00. No visitation Thanksgiving Day. Memorials my be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.



TROY - John D.
11/25/1997

Of Lackawanna, NY, entered into rest November 23, 1997. Beloved son of Viola (nee Crawford) and Thomas M. Sr. (Barbara) Troy; devoted brother of Thomas M. Troy Jr. and the late Daniel Troy; loving grandson of Bob and Margaret Mabb, the late Jack (Sue) Crawford and Harold and Rosemarie Troy; also survived by aunts, uncles and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave. on Tuesday from 7-9 PM and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral and services will be held on Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment Lakeside Cemetery. No visitation Thanksgiving Day.



VARA - Josephine (nee Pecoraro)
11/24/1997

Of Hamburg, NY; November 23, 1997; wife of Charles Vara Sr.; mother of Russell (Josephine), Philip (Gail) and Charles (Kathy) Vara and Mary Ann (Richard) Towns; sister of Jenny (John) DeVincentis; also survived by 19 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral from the DONALD M. DEMMERLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 21 Pierce Ave., Hamburg Wednesday morning at 9:30 and from SS Peter and Paul Church at 10:00. Friends invited. Visiting hours Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM.



WALKOWIAK - Rita H. (nee Leonarczyk)
11/23/1997

November 22, 1997, wife of the late Raymond; dear mother of Karen (Richard) Pajak, Kathy (Norman) Pieczynski, Kenneth (Patty) Walkowiak, Renee (Max) Schultz, Janet (Larry) Walkowiak, Michael (Terry) Walkowiak, Denise (Mitchell) Peacock and Kimberly (Gary) Mercurio; survived by 29 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; predeceased by three granddaughters; sister of Robert (Marge) Leonarczyk and the late Lucy Kerek. Friends received on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the NIGHTENGALE FUNERAL HOME, 1884 South Park Ave. (near Tifft), where services will be held on Tuesday morning at 8:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Agnes Church at 9:15. Friends invited. Mrs. Walkowiak was a retiree of St. Joseph Intercommunity Hospital. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.



WILLIAMS - Connie Mae
11/23/1997

November 20, 1997, dear wife of Willie; dear mother of Frank (Joella), Eddie, James (Ella) Robinson, Connie Spentz and Bootsie Neal; also survived by 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Family will receive friends Tuesday at 10 AM at Humboldt Parkway Baptist Church, Humboldt at Woodlawn, where funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY, INC.



ZIELONKA - Alice (Kertavage)
11/24/1997

November 23, 1997; of West Seneca, NY; formerly of Batavia, NY; beloved wife of the late Francis; dear mother of Robert (Fran), Charles (Pam), Dennis (Denise), Edward (Gail), Phillip (Lois), Keith (Deborah), Maryann (Thomas) Brzyski, Robin (Wayne) Matzler, Michelle (Rodney) Skorupski; also survived by 19 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; predeceased by two sisters and a brother. Relatives and friends may call at the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3025 William St. near Union Road, Cheektowaga Tuesday evening only 7-9. Funeral Wednesday at 12 noon at Mt. Calvary's Chapel.



ZIOMEK - Phyllis (nee Adamczak)
11/24/1997

November 24, 1997; beloved wife of the late Bronislaus Ziomek; devoted mother of Joan (Albert) Ratajczak, Marcia and Thomas (Sharon) and the late Norman (Dorothy) Ziomek; loving grandmother of Allan (Dolly) Ratajczak, Deborah (Mark) Rogers, Cynthia (Eric) Mediak, Donna Ziomek, Nancy (Eric) Schmitz, Thomas Jr. (Tevys) and Tracy Ziomek; great-grandmother of Jason, Kate, Amanda, Gabrielle, Ashley, Thomas and Allison; predeceased by sisters and brothers. Funeral services at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2005 Clinton St. (corner S. Ogden) on Wednesday at 9:45 AM and at St. Gabriel's Church at 10:30 AM. Flowers are gratefully declined. The family will be present Tuesday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM.


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