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Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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BAUER - Robert J.
11/26/1997

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 America.

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.

CAHILL - Harry M.
11/26/1997

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)
11/26/1997

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)
11/26/1997

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)
11/26/1997

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.
11/26/1997

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.
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.

ESHELMAN - Betsy M. MacLeod
11/26/1997

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
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.



FRIES - Dorothy T. (Clother)
11/26/1997

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.
11/26/1997

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 declined.

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.

LiVECCHE - George
11/26/1997

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.
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.



LUCKEY - Beverly A.
11/26/1997

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)
11/26/1997

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
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.

O'GRADY - Kathleen M. (Reilly)
11/26/1997

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
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.



PARKS - Gerald E.
11/26/1997

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.
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.

ROBILOTTO - James G. M.D.
11/26/1997

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)
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.

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.

SIMON - Albert
11/26/1997

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)
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.

WAGSTAFF - Arthur Brooks (Tony)
11/26/1997

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.
11/26/1997

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.


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