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BAKER - Florence A.
12/3/1997

December 1, 1997 in Buffalo, NY; beloved wife of Dallas V. Baker; mother of Vernon W. Baker (Rev. Kathryn) and Amber Possehl (Rollin); also survived by eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister of Lucille Krusemark. Funeral services will be held in Eau Claire, WI. Arrangements by the HARRY A. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME INC.



BIEDENKOPF - Robert G.
12/3/1997

In Ft. Meyers, FL, November 30, 1997, beloved husband of Gloria (Lett) Biedenkopf; devoted son of Florence A. (Mauer) and the late George Biedenkopf. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, where service will be held Saturday at 11 AM. Flowers are gratefully declined, memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo.



BRUCZ - John A.
12/3/1997

December 1, 1997, beloved husband of Sophie Walkowiak Brucz; devoted father of Rev. James, CSP and Thomas (Marcia); Dziadzi of Aimee; brother of late Joseph (Mary), late William (late Gertrude), late Lottie (late Julian) Bazela, Stella (Richard) Dressler, Anthony, Ann (Daniel) Skotarczak and Chester Brucz; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the ORLOWSKI SUCHOCKI FUNERAL HOME, 173 Stanislaus St., Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4, 6-8 PM, where funeral will be held Friday at 9 AM, and a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Adalbert's Basilica, 9:30 AM. Mr. Brucz was a member of the St. Adalbert's Choir and Holy Name Society, and the Polish Union of America No. 94.



CANTEEN - Harriet L. (Hainer)
12/3/1997

December 2, 1997, wife of the late Julius Canteen; mother of the late Margaret Alice Canteen; beloved aunt of Barbara (Dennis) Shephard and Kristine (Don) Hughes. Friends invited to attend funeral services in the STEPHAN-BURNS FUNERAL HOME INC, 266 East St. at Austin Thursday 11 AM. No prior visitation. Flowers gratefully declined.



CHINELL - Laura (Guest)
12/3/1997

November 26, 1997, wife of the late Carlton M. Chinell; aunt of Gail Horstling and Mildred Robinson. No visitation. Arrangements by REGER FUNERAL HOME, INC.



COOPER - Norma E. (nee Graf)
12/3/1997

December 2, 1997, beloved wife of the late Frank Gemza Sr. and Warren M. Cooper; dearest mother of Frank Gemza Jr., Patricia (Douglas) Lorenz, Debra (Jeffrey) Kenney, Jackie Vertino and Douglas (Sherrie) Gemza; step-mother of Cynthia (David) Franko, Nancy (Ross) Gleason, Steven (Kathleen) Cooper and Robin (James) Burton; dear grandmother of 21 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; sister of Jean (Lyle) Zechs and the late Earl Graf. Family will be present on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC, 5200 Sheridan Dr, (corner of Hopkins Rd) where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 AM. Friends invited. Burial will be at Acacia Park Resthaven Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. of WNY.



DOMROS - Ethel E. (Graeber)
12/2/1997

December 1, 1997, beloved wife of the late Clarence Domros; dear mother of Harriet (Norman) Schneider, Laura (Joseph) Beardi, Ronald (Linda) Domros, Janice (Daniel) Caputa and the late Richard C. (Joan H.) Domros; also survived by 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the MICHAEL A. DiVINCENZO FUNERAL HOME, 1122 Lovejoy St., Tuesday evening 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Trinity UCC, 115 Gold St., Buffalo, NY 14206.



DUBIL - Ronald R.
12/3/1997

Of West Seneca, NY, in Bradenton, FL, December 1, 1997, dearest father of Mrs. Timothy (Cathy) Szczepaniak and Brian Dubil; fond grandfather of Brittany; dearest son of Mary (late Stanley) Dubil; brother of Raymond (Marie), Mrs. Douglas (Carol) Secord, Mrs. Daniel (Patricia) Czelusta and Dianne Fiorentino; also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday 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 funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Friends invited. Ronald was a life member of VFW Post #8113 West Seneca.



ECKL - Edward
12/1/1997

November 30, 1997, beloved husband of Mary Frances (nee LePon); dear father of Thomas (Terry), Joseph (Nancy), Cheryl (John) Deth, John Eckl and Elizabeth (Mark) Stahl; grandfather of Laura, Jenna, Joey, Jessica, David, Kayla and Victoria; dear brother of Norman Eckl, S.M., Dorothy Eckl and Mary Ann (Albert) Brownsey; son-in-law of Winoma LePon. Family will be present Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 at the (Lancaster-Depew Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6050 Transit Rd., where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:15 AM and from Bless Sacrament Church (Depew) at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetic Foundation. Mr. Eckl was a member of St. Gerard's Holy Name Society.



EMERLING - William H.
12/2/1997

of Lackawanna, December 1, 1997; husband of the late Ethel M. (Parkhurst) and Beatrice B. (Gasner-Petrie) Emerling; father of Mary J. (Robert D.) Lichty and Shirley A. (Rick) Niedermeyer; brother of Margaret Wyman, Aline (John) Murtaugh and the late Robert and Raymond Emerling; grandfather of Cynthia Jantz, Robert M. and Deborah Lichty and John Niedermeyer; great-grandfather of Dianne and Glen. Visitation Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2:30-4:30 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM at the NORMAN E. GANNON & SONS INC. FUNERAL HOME, 1075 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, where services will be held Thursday at 10 AM and at Our Lady of Victory Basilica at 10:30 AM. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Mr. Emerling was the city of Lackawanna Historian (retired), Director of The NYS retired Teachers Association (retired) and taught for over 45 years in the Lackawanna School System. Please See Obituary.



EVERETT - Pearl (nee Densberger)
12/3/1997

Age 86 of North Tonawanda and formerly of Buffalo, December 2, 1997, born in PA, she was the wife of the late Oscar Everett. Mrs. Everett is survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday evening 7-9 at JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME INC., Morgan, William & Broad Sts., City of Tonawanda, where services will be held Friday (December 5) at 12 o'clock Noon. Friends invited.



GIORDANO - Paul P.
12/3/1997

December 2, 1997, of the Town of Tonawanda, beloved husband of Florence M. (Aquilina) Giordano; dear father of Marie (Andrew) Rotola, Polly Ann (Joseph) Burkert, of Columbia, MD and Paul R. (Pamela) Giordano; brother of Antoinette Fuller, Guy, Anthony, Mary Conklin and the late Carmella LaPorte, Theresa and Samuel; grandfather of Bryan, Christa Carone, Michael, Lynn and Amanda. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Funeral Service at the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 911 Englewood Ave., Thursday at 9:45 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Shrine of St. John Neumann Chapel at 10:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society. Paul was a member of the Niagara Mohawk Pensioners Club and Ken-Ton Senior Citizens.



HESS - John F., Jr.
12/3/1997

November 29, 1997, of Springville NY. Father of John F. Hess III; brother of Lillian and Janet and the late Stanley, Mary and Grace. A Memorial Mass will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Aloysius Church, Springville. Arrangements by SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME INC., Springville NY.



HOGAN - Marion T. (Kelly)
12/2/1997

December 1, 1997; beloved wife of James Hogan; dear mother of Colleen Graver, Nancy (Ron) Joyce, Mary Therese (Lance) Colosanta; loving grandmother of Melanie Orth, Chelsea Orth and Erin Wilson; great-grandmother of two; sister of the late David 'Don' (Mary Ann) Kelly. Funeral from the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME INC. (Buffalo Chapel), 2397 Seneca St. on Thursday at 9:00 AM and from St. John the Evangelist Church at 9:30 AM. Friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Lung Association or to the American Cancer Society.



HOPKINS - Richard C.
12/3/1997

Of West Seneca, NY, December 2, 1997, beloved husband of Aliki Kehagia Hopkins; dearest father of Josephine (Andrew) Kyriakidis and George Forrest Hopkins; grandfather of Anthony Richard; brother of the late Wesley Hopkins. Friends may call Thursday 2-4, 7-9 at LOOMIS OFFERS & LOOMIS, INC. MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1820 Seneca St., Buffalo, where funeral will be held Friday at 9:30. Mr. Hopkins was a graduate of the Eastern Bible Institute of Green Lane, PA, an Engineer for Conrail for 38 years and a Chaplain for the UTU Union for 33 years. Memorials to the Leukemia Society of America or Hospice Buffalo Inc. appreciated.



HOUSEHOLDER - Bernice M. (nee Koch)
12/3/1997

December 2, 1997; of the Town of Tonawanda, formerly of Grand Island, beloved wife of the late James E. Householder; dear mother of Barbara (John) Russo and Bonita King; grandmother of Brent (Tracey), Rosalind, Jason, and Laura; sister of Dorothy (Michael) Faust and Karl (Katherine) Koch. The family will receive friends at the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC, 911 Englewood Ave., Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where funeral services will be held Friday at 9 AM. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Stephen's Church (old) ( Grand Island) at 10 AM. Donations in her memory to the American Heart Association. Bernice was a volunteer at the Kenmore Mercy Hospital



HRUBY - Margaret A. (nee Aranyosi)
12/2/1997

December 2, 1997, wife of the late Frank Hruby Sr.; mother of Mrs. Rosemarie (Frank) Breese and Frank (Virginia) Hruby, Jr.; sister of Charles (Jean) Aranyosi and the late Rudolph (Mary) and John Aranyosi; grandmother of Paul, Frank III, John, Stephen and Megie Hruby. Friends may call Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at CUSACK, MESCALL & HAGGERTY FUNERAL HOME, 1377 Abbott Rd., Lackawanna, where funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30 AM and from Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church at 9 AM. Mrs. Hruby was a member of Our Lady of Sacred Heart Senior Citizens. Flowers gratefully declined.



KEMP - Albert Jr.
12/3/1997

November 29, 1997, beloved husband of Bertha Kemp; father of Alvin (Lisa) Kemp and Gwendolyn (Edwin) Gay and the late Albert Kemp III and Melvin Kemp; grandfather of Michael W. Gay and Brittany R. Gay; also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. The Family will receive friends on Thursday at 11 AM. Funeral to follow at 12 Noon from St. John's Baptist Church, 184 Goodell St. Arrangements THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 995 Genesee St.



LAHNEN - Natalie P.
12/3/1997

Of Silver Creek, NY, December 1, 1997, beloved wife of Kevin; mother of Kevin Lahnen II and Matthew Lahnen. Prayers Friday December 5, 10 AM from the HOLE-PARKER FUNERAL CHAPEL, Silver Creek, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM at Mt. Carmel Church, Silver Creek. Interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral chapel 7-9 this evening and 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday. Friends are invited.



MACK - Elaine M. (nee Gurbacki)
12/1/1997

November 30, 1997 of Orchard Park, NY, beloved wife of Donald J.; step-mother of Kristina and Steven; daughter of Mary (late Daniel) Kaminski Gurbacki; sister of Joanne (Bo) Czyz, Daniel E. (Pamela) and Jean; also survived by nieces and nephews. Services from THE COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY, Thursday morning at 8:45 and from Nativity of Our Lord Church, Orchard Park, NY, at 9:30. Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



MACK - Evans
12/3/1997

December 1, 1997. Family will receive friends Thursday at 10 AM at St. Luke AME Zion Church, East Ferry and Lonsdale, where funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements H. ALFRED LEWIS MORTUARY INC.



MALTBY - Carolyn A. Hawkins
12/2/1997

November 30, 1997, of East Aurora, NY, formerly of West Seneca, NY. Caring wife of the late Harold R.; stepmother of Nancy L. Murphy (Michael J.); sister of the late Evelyn Ince and Robert; loving grandmother of Patrick, Erin and Mara. No prior visitation. Private Memorial Service and interment. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Children of the Gospel Expansion Foundation, 461 Masten Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209. Arrangements by KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME INC., East Aurora, NY. Lawrence T. Howe, Director.



MANNA - Vincent V.
12/3/1997

December 2, 1997, beloved husband of Wanda (nee Cercone) Manna; beloved father of James (Teri), Vincent Jr. (MaryAnne), Joseph (Kathy) and Jonathan Manna; grandfather of Maria, Annalisa and Madeline; dear brother of Dolores (the late Attilio) Silvestri and Mario (Claudia) Manna. The family will be present Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the (Lancaster-Depew Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 6050 Transit Rd., where funeral services will be held Friday at 9:15 and from St. Barnabas Church at 10 AM.



MILLER - Helen M. (nee McHenry)
12/2/1997

Passed away peacefully in her sleep, December 1, 1997, beloved wife of the late John A. 'Jack' Miller; dear mother of Maureen (Florian) Fronckowiak and John F. (Sandra) Miller; grandmother of three grandchildren; sister of Doris (James) Bowen, Luella (Joseph) Polowy, Irene Turner, James McHenry and the late Thomas McHenry and Elizabeth Shaw; sister-in-law of Irving G. (Bernice) Miller. The family will be present to receive friends Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SAUER-LYNETT-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1933 Kensington Ave. (near Harlem Rd.) where funeral services will be held Thursday at 8:15 and from Mother of Divine Grace Church at 9:00 AM. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made in Mrs. Miller's memory, to Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.



MORRIS - Sylvester
11/30/1997

November 28, 1997, loving husband of Bertha M. Morris; father of Joy L., Crystal M. and Tiffany N. Morris; also survived by three sisters and one brother, Ethel (William) Thomas, Ruth Jones, Walter Morris of Detroit, MI. and Bertha Jones of Ipsilante, MI; also survived by two aunts, Georgia (Richard) Edward of Chicago, IL. and Gail (James) Edes of Cuba, AL., six uncles, Robert and Charles Scott of Ann Arbor, MI., Myron, Vincent, Samuel Scott of Cuba, Al., and Clarence Scott of Illinois, and a host of other relatives and friends. Wake Friday 7-9 PM at PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1275 Sycamore St. Funeral Saturday 11 AM, at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 878 Humboldt Pkwy.



MURPHY - Robert H.
12/3/1997

December 2, 1997 of Buffalo, NY; beloved husband of Loretta (Jakubiak) Murphy; dear father of Patrick (Hazel), Kathleen and Carol Murphy; dear grandfather of Joseph and Sandra Cushner; brother of the late Edith Murphy. Funeral service from the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 3025 William St., near Union Rd., Cheektowaga, Friday at 9:30 AM and in Holy Name of Jesus Church at 10:00 AM. Family present Thursday 2-4, 7-9. Mr. Murphy was a Korean Veteran and Retiree at Dunlop Tire.



NARBE - H. Edward
12/1/1997

Of East Aurora and Orchard Park, NY; November 29, 1997; beloved husband of Faye (Tiffany) Narbe; father of Bruce (Barb), Thom (Connie), Ed (Debbie), Lori (Mike) Swift and Kathy Narbe; proud grandfather of Charles, Tammy, Eddie, Lauren, Christina, Tiffany, Cassie, Mitchell and Abby Narbe, Carrie and Jennifer Swift; brother of Jordan (Marlene) and Loren (Betty) Narbe; son the of the late Albert and Essie (McClure) Narbe. The family will receive friends Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., E. Quaker St., Orchard Park. Services held Thursday from the East Aurora Christian Church, 464 Main St. at 10 AM. Friends invited. Memorials made to Hospice Buffalo Inc. Orchard Park I.O.O.F. #187 service Tuesday 7 PM & Orchard Park Lions service Wednesday 7 PM.



NOLAN - Doreen
12/2/1997

December 1, 1997 dear mother of Laura (Anthony) Del Monte; grandmother of Rachel and Nicholas; sister of Timothy Nolan; aunt of Debbie Nolan and Tammy (Paul) Massaro. Visitation Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd., (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.). Funeral services at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Brighton and Fries Rd., Tonawanda Thursday 9:30 AM. Ms. Nolan was an employee of Sierra Technology.



NOWAK - Bessie M.
12/2/1997

December 2, 1997, dear daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Cooke) Nowak; sister of Anna (Henry) Deck, Albert and Walter Nowak, the late William, Mabel (late Walter) Heinz, Teresa, Josephine (Sydney) White, Andrew (late Bernice) Norwalk, Frank (Pearl) Nowak and Margaret Nelson; also survived by nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the ROLLING CHAPEL OF THE DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 3000 Delaware Ave. at Tremont, Kenmore, where prayers will be offered Friday morning at 9:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Andrew's R.C. Church at 10:15. Friends invited.



NYE - Stephen D.
12/3/1997

Of Amherst, NY, November 26, 1997, son of David and Linda (Kopchik) Nye of Niagara Falls; brother of Patricia D. Nye of Sanborn and Krista K. Nye of Tonawanda; grandson of Lillian Kopchik of Niagara Falls; nephew of Lili Ambrusko of Tonawanda, Patti Strope and Noreen Smith and Harry Ney all of Niagara Falls; uncle of Jacob Kranz of Sanborn; also survived by several cousins. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 PM, Thursday, at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 AM. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.



OTT - Mark A.
12/2/1997

December 1, 1997, of Boston, NY, husband of Karen (nee McEvoy); father of Mark J., Magan J., Erin A., Michael A. and Chelsea C.; grandfather of Hailey Nicole; brother of Leonard R., Dean, Karen A. and Frank R. Ott; son of Leonard (late Joan Woodard) Ott; cousin of Gennie Lee Carpenter; survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. No prior visitation. Memorial service will be held Friday, 7 PM, at the Old Time Baptist Church, 6790 Gowanda State Rd (Rt. 62), Hamburg, NY. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Kids Escaping Drugs C/O Renaissance House, 920 Harlem Rd., West Seneca, NY 14224. Arrangements by WURTZ FUNERAL HOME.



PASTORE - Carl J.
12/3/1997

December 3, 1997, of the Town of Tonawanda, beloved husband of the late Angela (nee Verga) Pastore; dear father of Frank C. (Marianne) and Fred T. Pastore; grandfather of Gregg and Diana Pastore; brother of Samuel (Margaret) Pastore. The family will receive friends at the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 911 Englewood Ave. Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where funeral services will be held Friday at 11:30 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Amelia's Church at Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society.



PERUZZI - Angela (nee Feneziani)
12/2/1997

November 30, 1997; beloved wife of Alberto Peruzzi; dear mother of Silvia (Robert) Monti and Marco Peruzzi; daughter of Anna (nee Marini) and the late Domenico Feneziani; sister of Edward (Edda) Feneziani; sister-in-law of Antonio, Giordano, Claudio Peruzzi, Antoinette Pietrocarlo and Carmelo Peruzzi; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Hopkins) where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9:15 AM and from St. Lawrence Church at 10 AM. Friends invited.



PITZ - Rev. Edward J.
12/3/1997

December 1, 1997, beloved husband of Marjorie (Charles); father of Valerie, Edward (Claudette) and Blair (Dean) Lilac; grandfather of Benjamin, Caitlin, Marissa and Taylor. Memorial service to be held Saturday, December 6, 2 PM at North Park Presbyterian Church, 700 Parkside Ave., Buffalo. Memorials may be sent to the Church or to Kenmore Mercy Hospital.



REES - Diane L. (Norton)
12/3/1997

41 of the City of Tonawanda, entered into rest Friday, November 28, 1997, beloved wife of Glen W. Rees, Jr.; mother of Richard A., Angela M. and Matthew M. Rees; grandmother of Kayla Elizabeth Rees, Iesha Elizabeth Rees and Matthew Mark Rees, Jr.; daughter of Mrs. Vivian Robbins and the late George Norton; sister of Ruth (David) Green, Clifford (Gloria) Norton, Linda Buckley, Sue (Richard) Rees, Timothy (Cindy) Norton and Georgette; several nieces and nephews also survive. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the HILLIARD-CREASEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 147 Delaware St, Tonawanda where services will take place Thursday at 11:00 AM. Friends invited.



REIBEL - Eleanor M. (nee Riordan)
12/1/1997

November 30, 1997, beloved wife of the late Howard P. Reibel; dear mother of Peter J. (Angela) Reibel, Rosemary (Stuart) Alexander and Susan (George) Munkelt; grandmother of Peter K., Michael J. Reibel David S. Alexander and Jennifer C. and Jeffrey G. Munkelt; sister of Vincent H. Riordan, Elizabeth M. (Claude) Whissel, Rosemary M. (John) Williams and Gladys M. 'Barbara' (late Frank) Cercone; also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 911 Englewood Ave., Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:15 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church (Englewood Ave.) at 9:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hearts for the Homeless, 890 Tonawanda St., Buffalo, NY 14207. Eleanor enjoyed china painting and gardening at her summer home in Silver Bay, Ontario. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church for 43 years and a member of the West End Silver Bay Association.



RIGGINS - Willie L. 'Stitcho'
12/3/1997

Entered into rest Saturday, November 29, 1997, loving father of two daughters, one son; grandfather of four; great-grandfather of one; son of John Williams; also survived by one aunt, a host of relatives and friends. Family will be present Wednesday, December 3 from 7-9 PM at the PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1275 Sycamore St. Funeral Thursday 11 AM at First Baptist Church, 32 Ingham Ave., Lackawanna, NY.



ROMANO - Jennie A. (DiPuma)
12/3/1997

Of Buffalo, November 18, 1997 at Ocala, Florida, wife of Joseph S. Romano; mother of Stella Sidote, Marianna Marinaccio and Paula Gibbs; sister of Josephine Selvester, Millie Thompson, Mary Boni, Angie Yerina; also survived by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass at St. Andrew's Church, Sheridan and Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, Saturday, December 6 at 10:15.



RUNCKEL - Irene C.
12/2/1997

December 1, 1997, of Amherst, NY, beloved wife of the late George S. Runckel; mother of Gordon, Gary (Joan) and the late Calvin Runckel; also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; mother-in-law of Violet Runckel. Burial will be private. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 13 at 11 AM from St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville, NY. Friends invited. If desired, memorials may be made to the above Church. Arrangements by HARRY A. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME INC.



SCHULTZ - Marion R. (nee Jann)
12/3/1997

November 30, 1997; beloved wife of the late George M. Schultz Sr.; dear mother of Marion (John) Luke, George M. (Ginny) Schultz Jr. and Nancy (Michael) Bingenheimer; grandmother of eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister of Joseph (Ann) Jann. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Marion was a retired employee of the former Buffalo Meter Co. Arrangements by the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC.



SOLOMON - Albert P.
12/3/1997

December 2, 1997, of Eden, NY, beloved husband of the late Agnes Fargino Solomon; dearest father of Marlene (Eugene) Eagan, Albert N. Solomon, Jacqueline (Max) Sarikey, Louis (Joan) Solomon, Denise (Douglas) Mack and Marie (Robert) Frier; dear brother of Wanda and Edward Solomon, Lucille Mudd and the late Margaret Anthony, Amelia Faddoul, Joseph Sully and Leona Alexander; grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family will be present to receive friends Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the RAY O'CONNELL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2286 South Park Ave., where Funeral will be held Friday morning at 8:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ambrose Church at 9:30. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials to Hospice of Buffalo would be appreciated. Mr. Solomon was a member of the Unknown Club and the American Legion Matthew Glab Post #1477. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.



SUTO - Rozalia (Szikora)
12/3/1997

99 years, December 1, 1997 of Buffalo, beloved wife of the late Ignatius Suto; dearest mother of Mary Kovacs (Ernest) Murphy of Canada, Elizabeth Feyes (Henry) Gould, Agnes Trubick of California and Paul (Alice) Suto of Florida and the late Stephen (late Matilda) and Joseph Suto; also survived by 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren and predeceased by two grandchildren Jennifer and Paul Suto Jr.; dear friend of Margaret Sutton. The family will be present to receive friends on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 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 Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Friends invited. Rev. Miskolczy Kalman officiating. Mrs. Suto was a former member of St. Elizabeth's Mother's Club and the Tosh Collins and the South Park Senior Centers. Memorials to Assumption Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 80 Steelawanna Ave, Lackawanna 14218 appreciated. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.



SZENINA - Miriam L. (nee McMurdo)
11/30/1997

November 28, 1997 beloved wife of John; dear mother of Sharon (Chuck) Savage and Shelley (Kurt) Misnik; dear grammy of Kimberly, Tami (Carl) Russo, Paul and Melissa Misnik. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at At. Agatha's Church on Saturday morning (December 6th) at 9:30. No prior viewing. Mrs. Szenina was a longtime Girl Scout Leader and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the South Buffalo Community Table. Arrangements by the NIGHTENGALE FUNERAL HOME.



TERRYBERRY - Katherine (Schwab)
12/3/1997

December 2, 1997, age 102, wife of the late James P. Terryberry; mother of Donald L. (Christine) Terryberry of Hamburg, NY and the late J. Kenneth (Alice) Terryberry; grandmother of Keith, Scott, John, Donna and Kathy Terryberry; survived by six great-grandchildren. No prior visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Mrs. Terryberry was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star Flagler Chapter No. 355. Memorials may be made to the Beechwood-Blocher Foundation, 2235 Millersport Hwy., Getzville, NY 14068. Arrangements by BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC.



TUBISZ - Arthur J.
12/2/1997

December 1st, 1997 of Cheektowaga, NY beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Zablotny); dearest father of Jacqueline (Lawrence) Dubaj, Paulette Tubisz, Arthur S. (Cheryl) Tubisz, Dolores (late John) Kocieniewski, Mary (Norbert) Meier and Henry Murak; also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; brother of Alfreda Gittere, Judy Winter and late Anthony Mleczak. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Rd., Cheektowaga (2 blocks south of Williams St.) Thursday morning at 9:30 AM and at St. Josaphat's Church at 10:00 AM. Interment in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Cheektowaga. Mr. Tubisz was a veteran of WWII and Korean War, life member of Hank Nowak Amvets Post and retiree of Republic Steel. Family present Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the brothers of Mercy Rehabilitation Ctr., Clarence, NY.



TYCHULSKI - Joseph
12/3/1997

December 2, 1997, beloved husband of Louise E. (nee Rozek) Tychulski; dearest father of Roberta 'Bobbie' (Robert) D'Amato and Christine Mekarski; dear grandfather of Kimmarie (David) Drzazgowski, William Mekarski and Elizabeth Mekarski; dear brother of the late Richard and Walter (Jeanette) Tychulski; survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will be present on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at (Lancaster-Depew Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 6050 Transit Rd., where funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:00 AM and from St. John Kanty Church at 10 AM. Friends invited. Joseph was a retiree of National Fuel Gas.



VanWYCK - Gilbert G.
12/3/1997

November 28, 1997, of Lowbanks, Ontario; dear husband of Treasa 'Terry' for 61 years (Annu my love); loving father of Gilbert, Bruce and their families; great-grandfather of Arron and Cody; brother of Loretta Betts of Kenmore, NY and the late James VanWyck of Florida. Gil was a life member of Tyrian Lodge 925 F&AM of Buffalo, Head Locksmith for the Buffalo Board of Education, past president of the Father's Club of Cardinal Dougherty High School, member of the Buffalo Club 49er's and vocalist for the Dunnville Senior Entertainers. Cremation by request. Private family service Saturday at Sherbrooke Baptist Church, Lowbanks, Ontario, followed by interment. Memorials may be made to the Dunnville Hospital Foundation, 421 Lock St. West, Dunnville, Ontario, Canada N1A 2P7 or Salvation Army, Chestnut St., Dunnville, Ontario, Canada N1A 2H2.



ZACH - Anthony D.
12/2/1997

December 2, 1997, beloved husband of Lois M. (Wenke); dear father of Kathleen (Gary) Goeddertz, Paul (Linda), John (Susan), Jeanne, Carolyn (Steven) Leopold and Nancy (William) Atallah; also survived by 12 grandchildren; brother of Angela (Robert) Christ. Friends may call Wednesday only 2-4, 7-9 PM at the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd, Amherst (between N. Bailey and Niagara Falls Blvd.) where prayers will be offered Thursday at 9 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Benedict's Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.



ZIELINSKI - Stanley S., Jr.
12/3/1997

December 2, 1997, beloved son of the late Stanley, Sr. and Agnes (Felski) Zielinski; dearest brother of Raymond Zielinski and the late Agnes (late Casey) Nowacki and late Harry (Josephine) Zielinski; dear uncle of Thomas Zielinski. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2047 Broadway, Cheektowaga-Buffalo City line, Friday morning at 10:30 and at St. John Kanty Church at 11. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Mr. Zielinski was a Veteran of W.W. II and a member of Hank Nowak Amvets Post. Family present Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9.


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