Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries
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|BAUER - Robert J.
November 25, 1997, beloved husband of Marion (nee Ruper); dear father
of John (Barbara), George (Judy), James (Karen), David, Michael, and the
late Gary Bauer; step-father of Rev. Dennis (Jane) Fredriksen and Dawn
(Fred) Schmidt; grandfather of Jonathan, James Jr., Ashley, and Jeremy
and four step-grandchildren; brother of Gerald and Jean Bauer; also survived
by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC, 2275 George
Urban Blvd (2 blocks east of Dick Rd) Saturday 9 AM and Our Lady of the
Blessed Sacrament Church 9:30 AM. Family will be present Wednesday and
Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mr. Bauer was a member of the Church's Holy Name
Society, Ushers Club and American Legion Post #0001. Flowers gratefully
declined. Donations can be made to Catholic Charities or Boy Scouts of
BECK - Margaret R. (nee Shalala)
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.
CAHILL - Harry M.
November 24, 1997, beloved husband of Patsy (Liddell) Cahill; devoted
father of Michael J. (Ellen) Cahill, Barbara L. (John) Rumschik, Pamela
M. (David) Smith and Terrence P. Cahill; dear son of Michael Cahill and
the late Elizabeth (Dunn) Cahill; grandfather of ten granddaughters; brother
of Mary Bohn (late Eugene); brother-in-law of Nancy Dentico (late Philip).
Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC.,
2480 Kensington Ave., where services will be held Saturday at 9 AM followed
by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Amelia's Church at 9:30 AM.
CHAMBERS - Mary (Russell)
November 25, 1997, formerly of Grand Island, NY. Wife of Ralph G. Chambers;
mother of Andrew (Joan), Frances (Jack) Campbell, Randy (Linda), Leslie
(Rosie), Jim (Rachel), Kathy (Alan) Edlund, Glenda, Sara (Dan) Krzemien,
Ruth (Bob) Krantz, Tim (LuAnn), Elizabeth (Jeff) Krupp and the late Ann
Chambers; also survived by 35 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews; sister of Harold (Mabel), Jim (Marje), Clyde
(Jannice), Fred (Judy), John (Rayona), Sam (Genny) and David Russell, Evelyn
(Everette) Warner, Joanna Stone, Janet (Noel) Scott and Jane (Douglas)
Bailey. Friends may call Friday only from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the KAISER
FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island. Funeral services will
be held Saturday at 1 PM at Whitehaven Rd. Baptist Church. Memorials may
be made to Shepherd's Baptist Ministries, P.O. Box 400, 1805 15th Ave.,
Union Grove, WI., 53182.
CLARK - Isabella (nee Rosette)
November 25, 1997, dearest friend of Helen Guziolek; pre-deceased by
13 sisters and brothers; also survived by many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law
of Dorothy Rosette. Funeral Services from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC.,
2275 George Urban Blvd., (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.), Saturday 11:30 AM.
Friends invited. Family present Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to City Mission.
CLESSE - Judith T. (Brown)
November 25, 1997, in Haslett, MI, formerly of Buffalo, NY, wife of
Francis J. Clesse, Jr.; mother of Francis J. (Karyn) Clesse III, Theresa
(Frederick) Foote and Patricia (Richard) Jacobson; grandmother of Learned,
Madison, Annaliese, Frederick Jr., Taylor and Hudson Foote and Jennifer
and Laura Clesse and Stephen and Daniel Jacobson; sister of Douglas R.
(Mary) Brown; aunt of Douglas R. Jr. and Paul O. Brown and Christina M.
(Paul) George. Visitation and funeral mass will be held in Michigan. In
lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Clinton Memorial
and Sparrow, 1215 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI, 48909-9986 in memory of
Judith Clesse. Arrangements by GORSLINE-RUNCIMAN CO. (517) 337-9745
CONNOLLY - Rodney J.
Of Cheektowaga, NY, November 23, 1997, dearest father of Michael and
Joseph Connolly; dearest brother of Joyce, Julie, Rosanne Matthews, Helen
and James Connolly. No prior visitation. Funeral held at the convenience
of the family. Arrangements by CURTIN FUNERAL HOME, INC.
CORBIN - John E.
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.
ESHELMAN - Betsy M. MacLeod
Entered into rest in Manheim Twp., PA on November 23, 1997; widow of
Herbert R. Eshelman of Lititz, PA, formerly of Eshelman Rd., Lancaster,
PA, in her 80th year. Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian
Church, 140 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA on Saturday at 11:00 AM with the
Rev. Dr. Randolph T. Riggs officiating. Interment in Longenecker's Reformed
Mennonite Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Lancaster
County Library, 125 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602 or the Alzheimer Association,
South Central, PA, 1013 Mumma Rd., Suite 303, Lemoyne, PA 17043.
FISHER - Edna Campbell
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.
FRIES - Dorothy T. (Clother)
November 25, 1997. Wife of the late Alton 'Pete' Fries; mother of Sally
Jane Ferro; sister of Vernice A. (late Norman) Rogers and Ruth (Dexter)
Pickard; aunt of David and Judy Rogers. No prior visitation. Private funeral
services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by
BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC.
GORSKI - Edwin A.
November 25, 1997, of Cheektowaga, NY; beloved husband of Lucille (nee
Kubera); dearest father of Camille (Douglas) DiTondo, Rachel Gorski, and
Eric Gorski; loving grandfather of Alexander DiTondo; brother of the late
Irene Paluch and late Arthur (Dorothy) Gorski; survived by nieces and nephews.
Family will be present to receive friends at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL
HOME, 2510 Union Rd., Cheektowaga (2 blocks south of William St.) Monday,
December 1st, from 7-9 PM. Mr. Gorski was a retired Detective Sergeant
of the Buffalo Police Homicide Dept., Past Commander of Adam Plewacki American
Legion Post, Veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the Casimir Pulaski
Masonic Lodge and the Detective Sergeant's Association. Flowers gratefully
LANG - Edward A.
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.
LiVECCHE - George
November 25, 1997 of Hamburg, NY; beloved brother of Lucy LaManna, Louis
LiVecche and the late Rosella Alessi, Nina Trippi and Michael A. LiVecche
Sr.; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday
from 2-4 and 7-9PM and Thursday from 7-9PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME,
Rte. 62, North Collins, NY, where the funeral service will be held Friday
morning at 9:30, followed by a 10AM Mass of Christian burial from Holy
Spirit Church, North Collins. Mr. LiVecche was a member of American Legion
Post 1640 and a member of the Musician's Union. Flowers are gratefully
declined. If desired memorials may be made to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
LUCAS - Paul K.
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
LUCKEY - Beverly A.
November 23, 1997 of Hume, NY, husband of Betty A. (nee Hurlburt) Luckey;
father of Gary (Janet) Luckey of Ellburn, IL, Gregory (Beth) Luckey of
Byron, NY, Beverly Hallock of Freedom, NY and Nancy Sprutte of Pensacola,
FL; grandfather of ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother
of Bonnie Weissborn of Cincinnati, OH and Gene Bump of Cuba, NY; survived
by several nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance will be held November
28 at 2 PM in Hume United Methodist Church. Memorials, if desired, may
be made to Hume United Methodist Church or Fillmore Rescue Squad. Arrangements
by KOPLER-WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Fillmore, NY. Mr. Luckey was an Army veteran
of WW II and a former employee of Buffalo Forge.
MILLER - Patricia (nee Mangino)
Of Lackawanna, NY, entered into rest November 25, 1997, beloved wife
of Stephen Miller; devoted mother of Ronald (Mary), Paul (Carol) and Theresa
Miller; cherished grandmother of Jillian, Jennifer, Jason, Justin, Gregory,
Kevin and the late Bryan; loving daughter of the late Dominic and Mary
(nee Maccalupo) Mangino; dear sister of Michael (Gloria) Mangino, Lucy
(late Patrick) Foose, Theresa (Emilio) Paolini, Carole (Anthony) DeMarco,
Mary Ann (Robert) Vickers, Joyce (Joseph) Krypel, Barbara (Robert) Chentfant,
Angelo (Sheila) Mangino, and the late Joanne (Edward) Gorski, John (Judy)
Mangino and Dominic (Arlene) Mangino; also survived by many nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL
HOME (Southtowns Chapel) 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave. on Wednesday and
Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral will be held on Friday morning
at 8:15 o'clock and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our
Lady of The Sacred Heart Church at 9 o'clock. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
Flowers gratefully declined.
MOLIK - Thomas Frederick
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.
O'GRADY - Kathleen M. (Reilly)
Of Orchard Park, NY, November 23, 1997, beloved wife of the late Neil
F. O'Grady; mother of Mary Kay Wolfe, Anne (James) Curtis, Margaret E.
(Harold) Fabinsky, Therese M. (George) Wallace, Kathleen M. (Donald) Guglielmi,
Michael J. (Sharon) and the late Thomas F. O'Grady; grandmother of Neil
Wolfe, Eileen Allen, Cecelia Cropley, William Curtis, Elizabeth O'Grady-Curtis,
Rachel O'Grady-Fabinsky, Sarah, Rebecca and Andrew Guglielmi, Jordana,
Alana and Jacob O'Grady; great-grandmother of Joseph and Alexandra Allen;
sister of Fr. Francis Reilly S.J.. The family will receive friends Friday
2-4 and 7-9 PM at the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., E. Quaker St.
Orchard Park. Services from St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 6595 E. Quaker
St. Orchard Park Saturday 11 AM. Friends invited. Memorials made to Orchard
Park Library or St. Mark's Episcopal Church Memorial Funds.
OSTERREICHER - Bessie
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.
PARKS - Gerald E.
Suddenly and peacefully, November 22, 1997, of Buffalo, NY, beloved
husband of Susan M. (Pristach) Parks; beloved master of Jersey and Frosty;
dear son of Margaret (late Thurman) Parks; son-in-law of Regina (late Edward)
Pristach; brother of James (Alice) and Lawrence (Agnes); also survived
by nieces and nephews. A private Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was
offered Tuesday in SS. Rita & Patrick Church. Mr. Parks was a City
of Buffalo employee for over 27 years. Arrangements by BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL
HOME INC., 893-3620.
RATAJCZAK - Dr. Eugene H., PhD.
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
ROBILOTTO - James G. M.D.
Of Orchard Park, NY, unexpectedly, November 25, 1997, beloved husband
of Helen R. (Reyda) Robilotto; father of John E. (Mary) Robilotto, Joan
R. (William) Stroh and Nancy R. (Daniel) Little; grandfather of Kathryn,
Thomas and Rebeccah Robilotto, Andrew and Peter Little. The family will
receive friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME
INC., E. Quaker St., Orchard Park. Services from the funeral home Saturday
9 AM. Friends invited. Memorials made to a charity of your choice.
SABATO - Rose (Basile)
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.
SHALALA - Margaret R.
(See Beck notice)
SHEEHAN - Elizabeth 'Betty'
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.
SIMON - Albert
November 24, 1997, beloved husband of Emma (Hartman) Simon; devoted
father of Gerald Simon and Marcia (Hubert) Speckard; grandfather of Bryan
and Amy Speckard. Funeral services were privately held. Arrangements by
DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC.
SULLIVAN - Marjorie A. (Murphy)
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.
WAGSTAFF - Arthur Brooks (Tony)
November 23, 1997, son of Allenar Wagstaff and the late Robert Brooks
Sr. The family will receive friends Friday, 11 AM at Memorial Baptist Church,
770 Humboldt Pkwy., where Funeral Service will follow at 12 noon. Interment
in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Arrangements by H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY, INC.
ZDYBOWICZ - Daniel S.
November 25, 1997, beloved husband of Marion (nee Jabcuga) Zdybowicz; dearest father of David (Kathleen) Zdybowicz, Mark (Sandi) Zee, Susan (John) Sweeney, Ann (Charles Jr.) Buell, Barbara and Randy (Mary) Zdybowicz; grandfather of nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; also survived by two brothers and one sister. The family will be present to receive friends Wednesday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd.) where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:45 AM and from St. Amelia's Church at 11:30 AM. Friends invited.