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Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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ANZALONE - Mae C. (nee Bonadonna)
12/4/1997

December 2, 1997; age 70, beloved wife of Louis G. Anzalone; dear mother of Susan (Wayne) Rafferty, Patricia (Robert) Glaser, and Jo Ann Guerin; dear grandmother of Bryan, Tracy, and Lisa Rafferty, Kristen Guerin, Kelly and Adam Glaser, Michael and Alyssa Guerin; dear sister of Joseph (late Betty) Bonadonna, Carmeline (late Nicholas) Maccagnano, Dolores Bonadonna, and the late Jane Magavero, Marie Battaglia, Salvatore Bonadonna, and Stella Vallone. The family will be present on Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Delaware Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1132 Delaware Ave. (near W. Ferry) where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 8:45 AM and from Holy Angels Church at 9:30 AM.



BALL - Catherine M. 'Kitty' (nee Bielan)
12/4/1997

December 2, 1997 of Orchard Park, NY, beloved wife of the Honorable Carman F. Ball; loving mother of Rodger W. of Castro Valley, CA and Beverly Ann Ball; grandmother of Monica J. and Geoffrey M. Ball; sister of Mary (Raymond) Mayer of New Port Richey, FL, late John, Frances (late Richard) Przepasniak, George (Jane) and Edward Bielan; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, where prayers will be said Saturday morning at 9 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Bonaventure Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo or N.M.S.S. of WNY.



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.



BOUNDS - Diane E. (nee Paprocki)
12/4/1997

December 3, 1997, beloved wife of David; devoted mother of Douglas and Daniel; dear daughter of Jozef and Helen Paprocki; dear sister of Eva (Walter) O'Keefe and Adam Paprocki; also left behind a large extended family. The family will be present to receive friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Hopkins, Williamsville) where funeral service will be held on Saturday at 8:45 AM and from Christ the King Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited, flowers gratefully declined. If desired donations may be made in a trust fund for Douglas and Daniel at the Evans-Sheridan Key Bank, 5173 Sheridan.



BUKOWSKI - Eleanor A. (nee Healy)
12/4/1997

Of West Seneca, NY, December 2, 1997, beloved wife of the late Stanley L. Bukowski; dearest mother of Joy Bukowski; sister of James (Charlotte) Healy, Noreen Healy and Patricia Gibson. No prior visitation. Arrangements by HOY FUNERAL HOME, INC.



CARBONE - Mary (nee Adamo)
12/5/1997

Of Kenmore; entered into rest December 4, 1997, beloved wife of Peter G. Carbone; devoted mother of Vincent (Delores), Yvonne (Frank) Mambrino, Frank (Sadie), Rosiland (Robert) Bonafede, Diane, Paula (Matthew) Calhoun, and Angela (John) Cala; cherished grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; loving daughter of the late Charles and Angeline (nee Renaldo) Adamo; dear sister of the late Sam (Lucille) DeSando, Millie (late Joe) Mecca. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME, (City Chapel) 102 Linwood Ave. at Summer, on Friday from 4-9 PM where the funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 9:45 o'clock and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John The Baptist Church at 10:45 o'clock. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.



CAROSA - Peter
12/4/1997

December 1, 1997, of Desert Hot Springs, CA, formerly of Blasdell, NY, husband of the late Gilda (nee Passa) and the late Mary (nee Rosa); loving father of Jean (Richard) Farkas, Pat (Lena), Cecilia DiMaria and Paul (Betty) Carosa; dearest stepfather of Clara (Orvale) Carter and Emil (Shirley) DiPasquale; also survived by 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., S-4199 Lakeshore Rd. (corner Camp Rd.) Hamburg, 627-2919, on Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 AM and at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church at 9:30 AM. Charles A. Castaglia, Director.



CLARONE - Madeline (Cusella)
12/4/1997

December 3, 1997, beloved wife of the late Angelo Clarone; daughter of the late Ulisse and Mildred Cusella; sister of Dominic (Betty) Cusella and the late Nicholas, Harry, Salvatore and Louis (Antoinette) Cusella; dearest friend of Ann DeVole; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive friends Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the South Buffalo Chapel of the JOSEPH K. QUINN FUNERAL HOME INC., 192 Abbott Rd. (near Southside Pkwy.), where services will be held Saturday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Martin's Church at 9:45 AM. Friends invited. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery. Arrangements by THOMAS J. KELLEHER, Director.



CROFF - Will
12/5/1997

December 2, 1997, of Buffalo, NY, beloved uncle of Elizabeth Yancey; also survived by other relatives and friends. Friends may call Saturday at St. Anthony's Spiritual Church, 520 Broadway. Visitation at 10 AM, Funeral Services at 11 AM. Arrangements entrusted to MEMORIAL CHAPELS OF BUFFALO, 66 E. Utica St.



DANIELS - Lillian (Jan)
12/5/1997

December 3rd, 1997 of Buffalo, NY beloved daughter of Cynthia Smith; sister of Sheila, Lisa, Sonya, Lloyd and Ronald; also survived by other relatives and friends. Friends may call Saturday at Walls Memorial AME Zion Church, 455 Glenwood Ave. Visitation at 12 noon. Services at 1 o'clock. Arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Chapels oF Buffalo, 66 E. Utica St.



DEE - Marie W.
12/5/1997

Of Silver Creek, NY; December 4, 1997; wife of the late Milton; mother of Robert (Ilene) Dee of Grand Island; Mrs. William (Donna) Metzger of Silver Creek; Mrs. Joseph (Merrily) Minardi of Fort Pierce, FL; and Michael (Denise) Dee of Livonia, NY; sister of Michael Montante of Dearborn, MI; Winifred Drappo, Virginia Nichols and James Montante all of Titusville, FL. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will be present at the HOLE-PARKER FUNERAL CHAPEL, Silver Creek from 2-4 and 7-9 today. Memorials to the Silver Creek Emergency Squad.



DIXON - Mary E.
12/5/1997

December 2, 1997 of Buffalo, NY, beloved mother of Marilyn and Melvin; sister of Jerome Darby, John Darby, Gertrude Holmes; also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Family to receive friends Saturday 10 AM at St. John's Baptist Church, 184 Goodell St. Funeral service to follow at 11 AM. Interment Concordia Cemetery. Arrangements by THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME INC.



DOMBROWSKI - Frank M. 'Lefty'
12/5/1997

December 4, 1997, beloved husband of the late Regina (nee Madej) Dombrowski; dear father of David F. (Laura) Dombrowski; grandfather of Jeanne, Lena Kate and Joseph D. Dombrowski; brother of Wanda, Henry (Dorothy), Richard (Helen) Dombrowski, Henry & Regina Radecki and late Adele Nied; step-son of Blanche Radecki; also survived by nieces and nephews; dear friend of Ann Stevens. The family will receive friends at the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 911 Englewood Ave. Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church (Claremont Ave.) at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. or St. Jude's Center at 760 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203.



FITE - John
12/5/1997

Of Farnham, NY, December 3, 1997, loved one of Ann Kijek; father of Richard (Lee), David (Debbie), James (Barb), and Cindy Fite; brother of Joseph (Rita) and the late Michael, Steve, Helen Vargo, and Peter Fite; also survived by six grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 AM in Immaculate Conception Church, Eden. (Please assemble at church). Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the LAING FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2724 West Church St., Eden. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 165 Genesee St., Buffalo, NY 14203. Mr. Fite was a veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 880 and Eden Memorial VFW Post 8265.



FLOWER - Christine
12/5/1997

Of Medina; December 4, 1997 at home; mother of Robert J. (Joanne) of East Amherst and Daniel (Janet) of Lutz, FL; grandmother of five; sister of Leona Flower, Mearl (Rena), Francis, John, Raymond (Victoria) and David; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the COOPER FUNERAL HOME, 215 West Center St., Medina. Funeral mass Saturday 11 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Medina. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans County, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411.



FRACASSO - Ernest
12/4/1997

December 4, 1997, beloved husband of the late Jenny (Gentile) Fracasso; dear father of Rosemarie (late James) Ruffino, the late Dr. Joseph (Rose Mary) and Anthony D. (Jessie) Fracasso; also survived by ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brother of Alma (late Joseph) Romano. The family will be present at the MICHAEL A. DIVINCENZO FUNERAL HOME, 1122 Lovejoy St., Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 N. Ogden St., Saturday morning at 9:45. Please assemble at the church.



GAREAU - John H.
12/4/1997

December 4, 1997, husband of Helen M. (O'Meara); father of John (Dawn), Mary Louise (the late Joseph P.) Soos, George, Paul, Ellen (Nick) Ceglia, Madonna (Andrew) DiPalma and Gregory (June) Gareau; survived by 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother of Jean (the late John) Woodward. Friends received on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 PM at the NIGHTENGALE FUNERAL HOME, 1884 South Park Ave. (near Tifft) where services will be held on Saturday morning at 8:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Ambrose Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery.



GAWRONSKI - Dorothy M. (Nawrocki)
12/4/1997

December 2nd, 1997 of Sloan, NY beloved wife of the late Richard L. Gawronski; dearest mother of Richard Jr. (Sylvia) Gawronski and Christine (Ronald) Bolognese; survived by six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; sister of Florence (late Henry) Pietrzycki and Norman Nawrocki. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2047 Broadway, Cheektowaga-Buffalo City Line Saturday morning at 8:30 and at St. Andrew's Church at 9. Interment in St. Matthew's Cemetery. Family present Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



GOODENOUGH - Lorraine L.
12/4/1997

(See Klein notice)



GRISANTI - Joseph J.
12/4/1997

December 3, 1997; age 71; beloved husband of the late Mary E. (nee Smith); dear father of Janice (Bernard) Cordial; dear son of Grace and the late Michael Grisanti; dear grandfather of David, Bernard and Benjamin Cordial; dear brother of Frank (Doris), Peter (Helen), Dr. Michael F. Jr. of Whittier, CA, Dr. Anthony (Carol) of Hidden Hills, CA and Daniel (Loretta) Grisanti; dear friend of Jean Ernst; also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. ( at Parker Blvd) where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:15 and from Christ the King Church at 11 AM. Friends are invited.



HOLDERMILLER - Lewis W.
12/5/1997

Of Hamburg, NY; December 4, 1997; beloved husband of Irene K. (Kehlhof) Holder miller; dearest father of Diane Mulvey, Luanne (John) Oldsen, Robyn (David) Eaton, Sandra (Andrew) Siegel and Geoffrey (Rene) Holdermiller; brother of Marie (Robert) Smith; also survived by ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Friends may attend a Memorial service Saturday at 2 PM at Grace Lutheran Church, Hamburg, NY. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc., 2225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga NY 14225. Arrangements by LOOMIS OFFERS & LOOMIS.



JERRIS - S. Richard
12/5/1997

Age 75, December 4, 1997. Beloved husband of Mildred (nee Scaffidi) Jerris; dear father of Robert C. (Kerry) Jerris, Janice (Carmen) Juliano, Karen (Mark) Kost and Keith (Jilletta) Jerris; grandfather of 12 grandchildren; brother of Nina Cowan, Eugene (Madeline) Jerris and the late Rose Barone, Josephine Jerris, Thomas Jerris, Carol Hofer and Dorothy Rusch; also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive relatives and friends Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner Parker), where funeral services will be held Monday at 10:15 AM and from Blessed Sacrament Church (Kenmore) at 11 AM. Friends invited.



JOLLER - Dorothy K. (nee Kiefer)
12/5/1997

December 4, 1997, of Town of Tonawanda, beloved wife of Walter C. Joller; dear mother of Ronald (Patricia) of Valencia, CA, Joyce (George) Sarkisian, Marie (Gerald) Shane of Amherst, NH, Captain Walter C. (Sue) Joller Jr. USN of San Diego, CA and Kathy (Gordon) Dalby of Granbury, TX; grandmother of 13 grandchildren; sister of Marietta Kowalski and Clara Keicher. The family will receive friends at the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME INC, 911 Englewood Ave, Friday from 5-9 PM where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:15 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Shrine of St. John Neumann Chapel at 9:45 AM. Dorothy was a member of St. John the Baptist Neumann Guild. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John the Baptist Outreach, 1085 Englewood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14223.



KLEIN - Lorraine L. (nee) Doedline
12/4/1997

December 3, 1997, of Cheektowaga, NY; beloved wife of Allen L. Klein and the late William Goodenough; dearest mother of Bruce W. (Sharon); dearest grandmother 'Me Ma' of Penny M. (Cal) Pitruzzella, and Bruce W. Goodenough Jr.; great-grandmother of Amanda and Dominick; sister of Mildred (late Charles) Granger, Betticarol (Robert) Baker and David M. Papke; sister-in-law of Alice Berebko, Florence Fischer, Mildred (Thomas) Riley; survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.) where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM. Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo.



KORTHALS - ANNETTE M. (nee Kennedy)
12/5/1997

Of North Tonawanda, age 60, December 2, 1997; wife of Alvin Korthals; mother of Sandra Ann (Charles) Miller and Karen Marie Korthals. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Private visitation and funeral services were held Friday at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME INC.



LEHMAN - Jane (nee Robak)
12/5/1997

December 3, 1997, in Kentucky, formerly of Kenmore, wife of late Floyd Lehman; mother of Donald and Betsy; sister of Betty Ostolski, Bill, Bruno, Bob and Casey Robak; grandmother of six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial Service Sunday, December 7, at 2:45 PM at Elmlawn Memorial Chapel, Kenmore. Flowers gratefully declined. Contributions to the Jane Lehman Memorial Fund, Kenmore Presbyterian Church, would be appreciated.



LINGL - Anna C. (Kern)
12/4/1997

November 21, 1997, in Florida, formerly of West Seneca; wife of the late Joseph Lingl; mother of Jean Miller of Deland, FL and Helen Hickey of Sanford, FL; grandmother of four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister of Fred Kern of Seattle, WA; aunt of William and James Barrett. Anna was a member of the Fourteen Holy Helpers Catholic Church for 55 years. She moved to Sanford, FL in 1993. A memorial mass will be celebrated December 6 at 9 AM at the Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, W. Seneca.



LOMBARDO - Mary C.
12/4/1997

December 3, 1997, daughter of the late Joseph and Esther (nee Juliano) Lombardo; beloved sister of Phyllis (late Stanley) Lukasik and the late Pauline (late Russell) Miliotto, Carmella (late James) Giambra, Dora (late Cosimo) Mancuso, Sam (late Angie) and John Lombardo; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the JOSEPH SPANO & SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 473 Niagara St., where funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angels Church at 10:30. Family present Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9. Interment Mt. Cavalry Cemetery.



LULL - Irene G. (Gehrmann)
12/5/1997

December 3, 1997; dear mother of D. William and Bruce J. (Frances) Lull; grandmother of Brittney Lull; daughter of Irene Gehrmann; sister of Esther (Roger) Cummings and Linda (Craig) Conyers both of California; also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the STEPHAN-BURNS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 266 East St. at Austin where services will be held Saturday at 10 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.



MACIEJEWSKI - Vincent A. Sr.
12/4/1997

Suddenly December 2, 1997, beloved husband of the late Florence Paliwodzinski; devoted father of Richard (Terry), Rita (James) Glogoza, Loretta (William) Neff and the late Vincent A. Jr. (Marilyn); loving grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of four; dear brother of Stephen (Jane); brother-in-law of Viola Maciejewski and Stephen Golembiewski; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2005 Clinton St. (corner S. Ogden) Saturday at 9 AM and at Our Lady Of Czestochowa Church at 9:30 AM. Mr. Maciejewski was WW II Army veteran, a member of the Living Stone Masonic Lodge, Buffalo Consistory 32nd Degree, Ismailia Shrine Temple, Royal Order of Jesters Buffalo Court No. 22 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1605. Masonic Service Friday at 7 PM. Family present Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



MAHER - John L.
12/4/1997

Of South Wales, NY, December 3, 1997, husband of Muriel (Chute) Maher; father of Drexel S. Andrews, Tracy E. Peterson of Seattle, WA and Edward W. Suor (Suzanne) of Rochester, NY; grandfather of Michael and Kate Andrews, Maya and Haarm Pieter Duiker, Guy and Kelsey Peterson; brother of the late Joseph H. Maher and Margaret Garono; uncle of Adele C. Neely and Anne M. Thomas. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the GEORGE J. ROBERTS & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 2400 Main St., Buffalo, Saturday afternoon at 1:30. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nichols School.



MAJEWSKI - Regina (Bujalski)
12/4/1997

Of Cheektowaga, December 3, 1997, beloved wife of Daniel; dearest mother of Daniel (Lynn), Donald (Linda), Thomas (Virginia), Robert (Colleen); sister of Stanley (Emily), Walter (Herona). Survived by grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation with family at EDWARD J. CICHON FUNERAL HOME, 4929 Broadway, Depew, Thursday, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral home prayers Saturday 9 AM and Mass at 9:30 AM in St. James Church, Depew. Memorials may be made to Hospice, 225 Como Park Blvd, Cheektowaga, NY. Relatives and friends invited.



MASON - Peter Jack
12/5/1997

Of Silver Creek, NY December 3rd, 1997 husband fo Arlene (Sontag); father of Peter John Mason of Mesa, AZ., Mrs. Ernie (Cathy) Hilliker of Virginia Beach, VA, Mrs. David (Cindy) Crino of Silver Creek, Paul (Melissa) Mason of Silver Creek and Mary Mason of Columbia, MA; brother of Richard of Silver Creek, Mrs. Billy (Shirley) Taylor of Silver Creek and Ms. Rebecca Dodge of Hamburg, NY; also survived by eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Prayers Monday December 8th at 11 AM from the HOLE-PARKER FUNERAL CHAPEL, Silver Creek followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Silver Creek. Interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The family will be present at the funeral chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 Saturday and Sunday.



MEAD - Daniel J.
12/5/1997

December 4, 1997; husband of Aileen Leonard Mead; father of Sheila (Roy) Alge, Philip (Patricia) Mead, Margaret 'Peggy' Shagott, William Mead, Michael (Joanne) Mead, Judith (Kevin) O'Connor and Kathleen (William) Monahan; also survived by 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family will be present to receive friends Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC., 5541 Main St. at Cayuga Rd., Williamsville, where services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in S.S. Peter & Paul Church at 10:30. Friends are invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Consolata Missionaries, 35 Brompton Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221.



MONGIELO - Brian J.
12/5/1997

December 3, 1997, of Grand Island; loving husband of Catherine (Fancher) Mongielo; beloved son of Brian B. and Chris Mongielo; dear brother of Maria Mongielo; grandson of Jean and the late Benedict Mongielo, Joseph and the late Stephanie Nestor; nephew of Carol Rurkowski and David S. (Mary Jane) Mongielo; also survived by numerous cousins. Friends may call Saturday, Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Stephen's Church on Tuesday at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to St. Stephen's Boy Scout Troop No. 630.



NOLLER - William G.
12/5/1997

December 3, 1997, dearest husband of Renee (nee Madigan) Noller; dearest father of Gina (Nadiem) Gull, William, Gerald and Michael Noller; brother of Robert (Dorothy), Ellen (Charles) Sheffield and the late Ruth Demerest. Family will be present on Friday and Saturday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Parker Blvd), where funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1:00 PM. Friends invited.



NORECK - Richard
12/4/1997

December 4, 1997, husband of Eleanor (nee Schiske); father of Gary (Nancy) Noreck, Joyce (Robert Mucha) Czechowski and Nancy (Kenneth) Meindl; brother of Florence (late Edward) Grzybowski and Daniel (Lottie) Noreck; brother-in-law of Emma Schiske; also survived by seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family will be present Friday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the ORLOWSKI-PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 2400 William St., (897-2400), where services will be held Saturday at 8:15 AM and at St. Gabriel's Church at 9 AM.



NOWAK - Randolph J.
12/4/1997

December 3rd, 1997 of Cheektowaga, NY beloved husband of Geraldine (nee Swiatek); dearest father of Juliette and Carisa; son of the late Casimer and Clara Nowak; brother of Robert (Rita) and Dennis (Julie) Nowak; survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Rd., Cheektowaga (2 blocks south of Williams St.) Saturday morning at 9 and at Resurrection Church at 9:30. Interment in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Lancaster. Mr. Nowak was a veteran of the the Vietnam War, retiree of General Motors UAW #424, a member of the K of C Father Schaus Council, and the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Assoc. Family present Friday only from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



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.



PLACHE - Julia M.
12/5/1997

Of Pendleton, December 3, 1997, at Buffalo General Hospital. Wife of the late Paul Plache; mother of Paul (Gail) Plache of Arizona and Peter (Nancy) Plache of Newfane; sister of the late John Nezezon and Olga Tarangelo; also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. No prior visitation. Burial held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the GAUL FUNERAL HOME INC.



PLUMMER - Maurice Philip
12/5/1997

Peacefully on December 2, 1997 at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital at the age of 87 years. Loving husband of the late Mary Weber (1990); dearest father of James Riley and his wife Janet Plummer of Buffalo, NY; his son-in-law Wally and his wife Nancy Teichroeb; Grandpa will be sadly missed by his eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Maurice is survived by his brother Oliver Plummer and his sister-in-law Ruby Weber. Maurice is predeceased by his two children, Phyllis Teichroeb and Dr. Paul and his wife Winnie Plummer and their two children. The family will receive friends at the BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, Ont. on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 8, 1997 at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, 57 Stirling Ave. N., Kitchener at 10:00 AM with Pastors David Martin and Jon Hasselbeck officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee would be gratefully appreciated by the family.



POGORZALA - Raymond W.
12/4/1997

December 2, 1997 of Cheektowaga, NY; beloved husband of Theresa M. (nee) Miga; dearest father of Chester (Debbie), Raymond A. and Dawn (David) Scrivani; loving grandfather of Chet, Shawn, Nicholas, Justin, David, Dominic and Dino; brother of William (late Mary Ann), Marcia (Leonard) Pszeniczny and the late Gertrude Urban; survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Friday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.) where funeral services will be held Saturday 9:30 AM and from Most Holy Redeemer Church at 10 AM. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery.



POND - Florence R.
12/4/1997

December 3, 1997, of the Town of Tonawanda, NY, beloved wife of Arthur Pond; mother of Donna (Robert) Meahl and Arthur III (Louuan) Pond; also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister of Albert Roode, Ethel (Robert) Stone and Ralph (Mary Ann) Roode. Friends are invited to attend services at the Curch of the Nativity, 1530 Colvin Blvd., Saturday afternoon at 3. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Nativity.



RADECKI - Frank M.
12/4/1997

(Please see Dombrowski Notice)



RAU - Franklin G. Sr.
12/5/1997

Of Cheektowaga, NY, December 3, 1997; husband of the late Sylvia 'Sue' Rau; father of Franklin Jr. (Diane), David (Bonnie), Karen (Hans) Faust, Wayne and the late Gary (Carol) Rau; grandfather of Kevin, Kim, David, Dana, Amy, Christie, Connie, Jeff, Wayne Jr. and Franklin; great-grandfather of Amanda, Ashley and Joseph Kerber, Riley Wymer and Dylan Rau; brother of the late Viola 'Babe' (Ted) Haertel. Funeral from the FUNERAL HOME OF WENDEL & LOECHER INC., 27 Aurora St., Lancaster, Monday morning at 10:00 AM. Family present Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9. Mr. Rau was a retired railroad engineer of 48 years for Conrail, a Cheektowaga Schoolboard member for 32 years, Past Commander of the Sunset Boat & Beach Club and a life member of the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Company.



SCHADDACK - Sophie (nee Kosieracki)
12/4/1997

December 3rd, 1997 of Cheektowaga, NY beloved wife of the late Vincent J.; dearest mother of Rita and Mary Schaddack; daughter of the late Simon and Anna Kosieracki; sister of Irene (late Edward) Otto, Arthur (Marian) Kosieracki, late Loretta (late Eugene) Wozniak and late Edward (late Emily) Kosieracki; survived by nieces, nephews, grand nieces and a grand nephew. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Rd., Cheektowaga (2 blocks south of Williams St.) Saturday morning at 10 and at Resurrection Church at 10:30. Interment in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Lancaster. Family present Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9.



SCHMITT - Clara J.
12/5/1997

December 4, 1997, age 88. Beloved wife of the late Howard R. Schmitt; dear mother of Howard C. (Audrey), Raymond H. (late Bonnie) and Richard D. (Carol) Schmitt; dear grandmother of nine grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren; dear sister of Rose Marie (late Richard) Zielinski, Jeanette (late Bernie) Schultz and the late Carl Schwan, Matilda O'Leary, Herman Schwan and Anna O'Hara; also survived by many nieces and nephews, The family will be present Saturday from 7-9 PM and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (at Hopkins Rd.), where a funeral service will be held Monday at 9 AM. Mrs. Schmitt was a member of the Schiller Park Senior Center. Memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation of WNY.



SEMENOW - Anna (nee Kammerer)
12/5/1997

December 4, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Fedor Semenow; beloved mother of the late Herbert (Carolyn) Kammerer, Victor (Catharine) Kammerer and Frank Kammerer of California; grandmother of Mary (Thomas) Woelfle and Kenneth Kammerer; great-grandmother of Taylor and Devyn. The family will be present Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the URBAN-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 7540 Clinton St. (corner of Girdle), where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 AM. Friends invited.



SIKORSKI - Robert R.
12/4/1997

Of Lackawanna, NY, suddenly, December 2, 1997, loving son of the late Boleslaus and Lottie (Glinski) Sikorski; dear brother of Mildred (Michael) Idzior, Eleanor (Eugene) Nowak, Natalie (Victor) Stachowski and the late Leonard (Casmira), Edwin (Rachel), Ernest, Esther Helen Sikorski and Alice (late William) Thibodeau; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services Saturday morning at 10:30 from the (Blasdell Chapel) of the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME INC., 3748 South Park Ave. and at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church at 11 o'clock. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Family present Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



SISTER Mary Humilitas, C.S.S.F. -
12/4/1997

Felician Sisters Congregation Stella Palasz December 3, 1997 of Cheektowaga, NY. Daughter of the late Stanislaus and the late Agnes (nee) Gorna; survived by nieces. The Felician Sisters and family will be present to receive relatives and friends Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 PM at the Villa Maria Convent. Transfer of Sister Mary Humilitas from the convent to the convent chapel Friday at 5 PM. Mass of Christian burial at the Villa Maria Convent Chapel Saturday at 9 AM, 600 Doat St. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Arrangments by MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME.



STRACHAN - Laurie Mary
12/4/1997

Of Buffalo, suddenly, after a short illness, December 2, 1997, daughter of Consuelo D. and Joseph F. Strachan; sister of Pamela (William) Englert and Hugh W. (Mari-Lou) Strachan; aunt of Brian J. Persons, Rachel M. Martin, Cali R. and Myles S. Strachan; great-aunt of Bradley Jackson Persons. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4, 7-9 at LOOMIS OFFERS & LOOMIS INC. 'Floyd Hess Chapel', 207 Main St., Hamburg, where funeral will be held Saturday at 10 AM.



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.



TOMCZYK - Felix J.
12/4/1997

December 3, 1997, of Holland, NY; beloved husband of Dorothy Gurgol Tomczyk; dear father of James J., John J., Donna M. Schneider, Joe J. (Maureen); proud grandfather of Christine, Brian, and Luke Tomczyk and Jessica, Justin, and Jamie Schneider; brother of Sophie (John) Sliwa and the late Frank; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 784 Main St., East Aurora, NY, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Those desiring, may make memorials to the Holland Fire Dept. Rescue Squad.



VER HAGUE - Russell B.
12/5/1997

Age 84, of North Tonawanda, December 4, 1997 after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Mary VerHague; beloved father of Linda Lee Spina of Great Falls, MT and Ronald VerHague of North Tonawanda; grandfather of Gregory R. and Scott M. Manz and Mary K. Spina; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. VerHague was an Army Veteran of WW II, he was a former employee of Bell Aircraft and Niagara County. He worked for many years at the Mount View Health Facility in Lockport, he was a former President of Niagara County AFL-CIO Local 182. Friends may call at the FRETTHOLD FUNERAL HOME INC, 1241 Oliver St, at Ward Rd. North Tonawanda on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 AM. Interment in Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery.



VERGILS - Norman C.
12/4/1997

December 2, 1997, husband of the late Hazel Felshaw Vergils; father of Paul C. (Donna), Gary N. (Patricia), Gertrude C. (Robert) Hagopian and Leilah K. (Howard) Brave; brother of Grace Wick; also survived by twelve grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Tonawanda Creek Road and Campbell Blvd, Pendleton, Saturday at 1 PM. Gifts in Mr. Vergils' memory made to St. Paul's UC of C Church would be appreciated. A family interment service was held in Acacia Park Cemetery under the direction of CARLTON A. ULLRICH FUNERAL HOME INC.,



WITTMANN - Francis G.
12/4/1997

Of Orchard Park, NY, December 1, 1997, beloved husband of Jeanne M. (Kern) Wittmann; father of Gregory P. (Colleen), Paul B. (Paula), Donald F. (Karen), Jane F. (Gerald) Vice and David J. Wittmann; also survived by 11 grandchildren; brother of Sr. Dolores Wittmann OSF, Helen (late Caryl) Koch, Bernard (Teresa) Wittmann and Brother Luke Wittmann; also survived by several nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday from Nativity of Our Lord Church at 11 AM. Friends invited. Memorials made to Hospice Buffalo Inc.


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