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Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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ASHLEY - Carrie M.
12/17/1997

December 15, 1997; mother of Paul Hale, Cleone McClanahan and the late John Nelson and Lucy White; also survived by a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends received Thursday 10-11 AM, Holy Temple COGIC, 572 Clinton St., where the funeral will be held Thursday 11 AM. Arrangements by RICHARD D. MEADOWS JR. FUNERAL CHAPEL.



BINGA - Meredith T.
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997; beloved husband of Elizabeth Pfund Binga; dear father of Timothy (Anne) and Peggy Judge; grandfather of Richard Meredith Judge; brother of Wilbert (Gertrude) Binga and Annabell (Ronald) Johnston; also predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Family will be present from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the SCHLAGER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4614 Main St., Snyder, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 O'Clock. Friends invited.



BOONE - Margaret L. (nee Bugenhagen)
12/17/1997

December 10, 1997 of Lancaster, NY; beloved wife of the late Earl Boone. Private funeral services were held by the family. Arrangements by HOY FUNERAL HOME.



BORTH - Bette (Ebling)
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997, of Hampstead, NC formerly of Tonawanda, NY, wife of the late Robert Edmund Borth; mother of Kathryn Borth (William A. 'Bill') McLeod III of Hampstead, NC, and Edna Ann Love Ebling; sister of Mrs. Marian Pegg of Baltimore, MD, Henry L. Ebling of Watertown, NY, Merrill Ebling of Lockport, NY, the late Virginia Jones and Leona Aitcheson; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 19, 1997 at 11 AM in The Lutheran Church of Reconciliation, 7500 Market St, Wilmington, by the Rev. Lawrence Myers. Interment will follow in Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Hampstead, NC. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 7-8 PM in ANDREWS MORTUARY VALLEY CHAPEL, 4108 S. College Rd. Memorials may be made to The Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401. Mrs. Borth was a member of The Lutheran Church of Reconciliation and former member of Scotts Hill Volunteer Fire Department.



BRIGGS - Mabel (Orton)
12/17/1997

December 12, 1997, in Sarasota, FL., formerly of North Collins and Batavia, NY, wife of the late H. James Briggs; beloved mother of Barbara McConnell, Beverly Boltz and Bruce Briggs; grandmother of nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister of Hazel Chapman, Elma Beckwith and Wilma Jordan. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-9 PM for memorial visitations at the WENDTLAND FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 62, North Collins, NY. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc. or the Kimberly Boltz Hurd Scholarship Fund, care of Paul Lawton, 10500 Noyes St., North Collins.



BRUCE - William O.
12/17/1997

December 13, 1997. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Thursday, 7:30 PM, at (Denneville Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 366 Ontario St. Flowers gratefully declined.



CANONICA - Anne M.
12/16/1997

Of Buffalo, NY, December 14, 1997. Dear friend of Jack Morrissey; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends received at the CASTIGLIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 873 Abbott Rd., Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 and at St. Martin of Tours Church at 9:45 AM. Ms. Canonica was retired from General Mills.



CHRISTOPHER - Madeline (nee Gietl)
12/16/1997

December 12, 1997; beloved wife of the late James D. Christopher; dear mother of Michael Christopher and Judith (Brian) Schorb; grandmother of Jodi Schorb and Christopher Schorb; sister of Lawrence Gietl and the late Mary Herbold, Elizabeth Bauer, Joseph Gietl, Walburga Hegar, Josephine Cornwell, Katherine Mooney, John Gietl and Rose Meder; also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner Parker). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10 AM from St. Stephen's Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island. Friends invited. (Please assemble at church). Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made to the Kenmore Mercy Foundation or Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Association of WNY.



CLINGROTH - James J.
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997, son of the late Joseph J. and Luetta M. (Walter) Clingroth; dear nephew of Agnes C. Arkyns and Magdalene Bach. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME INC., (Buffalo Chapel), 2397 Seneca St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at St. John the Evangelist Church at 9:30 AM. Jim was a member of the CWA Local #1122 and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.



CULMO - Salvatore V. 'Sam'
12/16/1997

December 15, 1997 of Lancaster, NY, beloved husband of Josephine H. (Carbone) Culmo; dearest father of Concetta T. Reynders and Roseann (Robert) Faxlanger; grandfather of six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brother of Gus Culmo and Jack Martina. Visitation Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the GILBERT W. DANZER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5363 Genesee St., Bowmansville. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Diocesan Shrine Thursday at 9 AM. Family and friends to meet at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Assn. or to Sacred Heart Diocesan Shrine.



DeGROAT - Theresa 'Terry' (Cupples)
12/14/1997

December 13, 1997, beloved wife of John 'Jack' DeGroat; dear mother of Michelle (Brian) Wolniewicz, Denise (Scott) Petro and Renee (Jim) Smigielski; grandmother of Sarah, Jimmy, Simon and Riley; sister of Barbara (Richard) Przybylak and Paul Cupples. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 20, 1997 at the First Church of Evans, Sturgeon Point Rd., near Rt. 5, Derby, NY at 11 AM. Mrs. DeGroat was a life member and Past Secretary of Highland Hose Ladies Auxiliary. Flowers declined. Memorials may be made to the Highland Hose Volunteer Fire Co. Arrangements by SCHIAVONE FUNERAL HOME, INC.



DiROCCO - Anthony J.
12/17/1997

Of Kenmore, NY, December 15, 1997, beloved husband of Enes M. (Mastrangelo) DiRocco; dear father of Frank (Laura) DiRocco; grandfather of Kara and Michael DiRocco; son of the late Frank and Rose DiRocco; brother of Josephine (Clarence) Granata and the late Frank DiRocco. Friends received at the CASTIGLIA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 873 Abbott Rd., Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian will be held at St. Paul's Church (Kenmore) Friday morning at 10:15. (Please assemble at church.)



DRUMSTA - Agnes Rose (nee Gostomski)
12/17/1997

Of West Seneca, NY, December 16, 1997; beloved wife of the late Vincent; sister of Ernest (June), Frank (Helen), Virginia (Edward) Clemens, Eleanor Welk, the late Stanley, Helen Tilly, Dominic (Irene), Bernard (Harriet) Gostomski; also survived by nieces and nephew. Family and friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, where a funeral prayer service will be held Friday at 9AM. Friends invited.



DUZEN - William G.
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997 of Angola, NY. Beloved husband of Dolores Duzen; dear father of William T. (Elizabeth) and Linda (Mark) Schwarzmueller; grandfather of Mark, Brian, Julie Ann Schwarzmueller and Christopher Duzen; brother of the late Norman and Donald Duzen; brother-in-law of Elizabeth Duzen and Thomas (Judy) Wonnacott; survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SCHIAVONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8434 North Main St., Angola NY, where prayers will be said Friday at 8:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Precious Blood Church at 9 AM. Mr. Duzen was a member of the American Legion Post No. 708, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1614 and the Carpenters Local No. 9.



DZIEDZIC - Helen M. (nee Synkowski)
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997, after a lengthy illness, at Sister's Hospital; predeceased by her husband Michael and her parents Mikolaj and Magdalena (Maslowski) Synkowski; survived by her children Barbara (John) Kelly of Cheektowaga, NY, Eugene (Nancy) of Deerfield, NY and Raymond (late Martha) of Hamburg, NY; also survived by her grandchildren, John Kelly III, Maureen (James) Zawodzinski, Christopher and Matthew Dziedzic, Katherine and Andrew Dziedzic, two great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law Herman (late Emily) Bugbee, her step-brother John (Clara) Biedrzycki; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers friends may contribute to St. Mary's - New York Mills, Infant of Prague - Cheektowaga or the Polish American Cogress - WNY Division. Calling hours 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Thursday, December 18 at WOLANIN FUNERAL HOME, 266 Main St., New York Mills, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's, New York Mills at 10 AM on Friday, December 19.



EBERHARDT - Carlton W.
12/16/1997

December 15, 1997, beloved husband of Thelma (Elrod) for 52-1/2 years; dear father of Ronnie C. (Kathy) of Norwich, VT, Larry T. (Patricia) of Medina and David P. (Lee Ann) of Evergreen, CO; dearest grandfather of Larry P. (Melissa), Jeffrey A., Jane K., Grace P., Thomas R., Elizabeth R., and Jenny L.; son of the late Anton C. and Caroline S. Eberhardt; brother of Robert H. (Esther) and Harold C. (Marian) Smith of West Seneca. Friends received Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the SIECK & MAST FUNERAL HOME INC., 250 Orchard Park Rd, West Seneca. A funeral service will be held Thursday 10 AM from Salem Lutheran Church. Contributions to Dialysis Center of Millard Fillmore Hospital, Gates Circle.



FINTAK - Robert R.
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997, of North Collins, NY, beloved husband of Florence (Kin) Fintak; dearest father of Robert Fintak Jr., Valerie (Jim) Sarcione, Lois (Kevin) Steining, Raymond Fintak, Paul (Jenni) Fintak, Phillip (Marcia) Fintak and Joseph Fintak; grandfather of seven grandchildren; brother of Fred Fintak, Irene Knoll, Martha Ballard, Kathlene Kaminski and the late Mary Kaminski, Rose Schwanz and Dorothy Martynowicz. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WENTLAND FUNERAL HOME, Rt 62, North Collins, NY, where the Funeral Service will be held Friday morning at 9:45 followed by 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial from St. Martin's Church, Langford.



FISHER - Michael J. 'Mikey'
12/16/1997

Of Lancaster, NY, December 16, 1997; son of the late William and Irene Fisher; brother of William, Jake, Nancy (James) Len, Joseph (Barbara), Robert, Edward (Lynda), Terry (Patricia) Fisher; also survived by aunts and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the funeral home of WENDEL & LOECHER, INC., 27 Aurora St., Lancaster, Friday morning at 10:00 AM. Family present Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. Mr. Fisher was a Vietnam Veteran. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.



GALLIVAN - George A.
12/17/1997

December 15, 1997, beloved husband of the late Mildred (nee Gozden) Gallivan; dearest father of Georgeann Gallivan, Cornelius (Kathleen) Gallivan, Janice (Peter) Murrett and the late Judith Gallivan; dear grandfather of Stephanie and Christopher; beloved son of Frances and the late Cornelius Gallivan; brother of Cornelius (Alice) Gallivan Jr., Grace (William) Rott, Norman (Rose), James (Olga), Edward (Kathleen), Paul (Rosalie) Gallivan and the late Dennis (late Helen) Gallivan. Family will be present on Wednesday 4-8 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Parker Blvd). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at St. Amelia's R.C. Church, 2999 Eggert Rd., at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Association of WNY.



GANDOLPH - Dolores (nee Boehringer)
12/16/1997

December 13, 1997, beloved wife of James Gandolph and the late Paul Sanders; dear mother of Richard (Barbara) Sanders, James Sanders, Susan (Thomas) Straus, Marilyn (late Gerald) Creenan; grandmother of Darlene, Paul, Brian, Lindsey, Craig, Matthew and Kristofer; great-grandmother of Cameron, Nicholas, Jillian and Evan; sister of James Boehringer, Ruth (John) Bach, the late Bertha, Joseph and Edward; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Cleveland Dr. Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 569 Cleveland Dr., where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9:30 AM and from Infant of Prague Church at 10 AM. Friends invited.



GIUMENTO - Cheryl A. (nee Chameli)
12/16/1997

December 14, 1997, age 36, beloved wife of James Giumento; dear mother of Carly M. Giumento; dear daughter of the late Hector and Mary Chameli; dear sister of Hector (Mary Ann), James (Dawn), David (Kathy), Paul Chameli, Brenda (Kenneth) Gibbons and Joseph Chameli; daughter-in-law of Josephine and the late Samuel Giumento; step-daughter of Paula Chameli; survived by her close friend Michelle Langhan; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present Tuesday from 7-9 PM and Wednesday 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 Thursday at 9 AM and from St. John Maron Church at 10 AM. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of WNY.



GORMAN - Thomas A.
12/16/1997

Of Pendleton, NY, December 13, 1997, beloved husband of Coralee M. (nee Morse); dearest father of Travis M. and Caitlin M.; dearest brother of Michelle (John) Fitch; uncle of Natalie (Stan) Nedelko. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Thursday at 1 PM at the Christian Faith Chapel, 5733 Tonawanda Creek Rd North, Pendleton. No prior visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements by the URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 6685 Transit Rd, East Amherst. George A. Urban, Funeral Director.



GORNEY - Donald V.
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997, beloved husband of Doris N. (nee Bladdy); dearest father of Bryan (Amy) Gorney and Donna Gorney; grandfather of Emily; son of Jean and the late Edward Gorney; brother of the late Gerald Gorney. The family will be present Wednesday and Thursday from 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 Friday at 8:45 AM and from St. Margaret's Church at 9:30 AM.



HAYES - Harrie L.
12/17/1997

Died on Sunday, December 14, 1997, in the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Salamanca, NY; son of Lee and the late Martha Juanita Hayes; father of Verna Lynn Hayes; grandfather of Cylnn and Cyrus Palmer; also survived by aunts, uncles, and a host of other relatives and friends. Harrie served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Conflict and received an Honorable Discharge in the late 1970's. Wake Thursday 10 AM at St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell St. Rev. Dr. Bennett W. Smith Sr., Pastor. Funeral services following at 11 AM. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL.



HIGGINS - Pauline E. (nee Whitcomb)
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997, of North Tonawanda, wife of the late James L. Higgins; mother of Robert (Carolyn) Higgins, Mrs. Donald (Elinor) Zimmerman, Shirley Fiedyn and Lawrence (Bonnie) Higgins; grandmother of nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister of Mrs. Genevieve Haynes, Mrs. Leonard (Joyce) Yousette, Carl Whitcomb, and the late Betty Clarius and Doris Rodemeyer; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the COLUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 652 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, where funeral services will be held Friday at 9 AM and in Ascention RC Church at 9:30 AM. Interment White Chapel Cemetery.



HOFFMAN - Ruth (nee Walter)
11/23/1997

November 22, 1997; of Elma, NY. Wife of the late Lawrence A. Hoffman; mother of Lawrence A. Jr., Betty L. (Garry) Eldridge and William W. (Alice) Hoffman; also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services to be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, Woodard Road, Elma, NY, Saturday December 20, 1997 at 2 PM. Those desiring may make memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church, Elma, NY. Arrangements by the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, INC., East Aurora, NY.



HOREY - Frederick J. 'Fritz'
12/16/1997

December 13, 1997. Son of Cynthia Lou Horey; brother of Brendon Horey; grandson of Clifford C. and Eleanor Beiter Horey; also survived by several aunts; uncles and cousins. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial service at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC., 5541 Main St. at Cayuga Rd., Williamsville, Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Flowers gratefully declined.



KENDRON - Rose (nee Wos)
12/15/1997

December 15, 1997, beloved wife of the late Casimir; dear mother of Lawrence (Diane) Kendron; dear sister of Natalie (Michael) Kolodziej and the late Edward (Florence) and Matthew Wos; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the KOLANO FUNERAL HOME, 396 Amherst St, (near Grant), Thursday 8:45 AM and St. Leo the Great Church at 9:30 AM. Friends are invited. Family will be present Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mrs. Kendron was a member of St. Leo's Rosary Altar Society. Donations may be made to St. Leo the Great Church.



KESSLER - Robert
12/17/1997

Of Collins, NY, December 16, 1997, husband of Lillian Kessler (nee Hintz); father of Linda Namlik and Lois Livecchi; also survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 271 E. Main St., Springville, NY where funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 11 AM. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 40 Chapel St., Gowanda, NY or American Cancer Society.



KUHN - Halina (Nee Byczkowska)
12/16/1997

December 15, 1997; wife of the late Matthew; sister of the late Chester (Zenia) and Theodore (Dora) Byron; aunt of Penny Schlifke and the late Thomas Byron; God-mother of David and James Roycroft. Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.) Mass of Christian burial at St. Joseph's Cathedral, 50 Franklin St. Thursday at 10 AM



LEAHY - Ellen Marie (nee Reid)
12/17/1997

December 14, 1997; beloved wife of the late Eugene F. Leahy; dearest mother of Thomas G. (Judy) Leahy, Mary Alice (Joseph) Zelasko, Eugene F. (Darlene) Leahy II and the late Jean Marie Edwards; grandmother of six grandchildren and two great-grandsons. The family will be present Thursday 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the URBAN-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1024 French Road (West of Borden) where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:15 AM and from St. Phillip the Apostle Church at 10:00 AM.



LOWE - James A.
12/17/1997

December 15, 1997, of Alden, NY, husband of the late Mary C. Lowe; father of Dr. Pauline Davis, Robert (Ruby), Kenneth Lowe, and the late Geraldine Edwards; foster father of Theresa Frazier; also survived by several brothers and sisters. Arrangements by CHARLES MEYER FUNERAL HOME, INC.



MATURSKI - Edwin
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997 of Cheektowaga, NY; beloved husband of Jean (nee) Barrett; dearest father of Cheryll (James) Vogel, Karen (Lee) Middler, William (Mary), Edwin D. (fiancee Kim Bealer); survived by seven grandchildren; brother of Raymond (Dorothy), Virginia (John) Zadrozny, Rita (late Joseph) Lenartowicz, Irene (Marion) Skowron; survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Thursday only 7-9PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.), where funeral services will be held Friday at 11:30AM. Interment St. Adalbert's Cemetery. Mr. Maturski was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, a retiree of U.S. Postal Service and a member of Adam Plewacki Post 799. Flowers gratefully declined.



McLAUGHLIN - Cynthia C. (Bond)
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997, beloved wife of the late Elmer C.; beloved mother of Durward C. (Sandra J.); sister of William B. (Ruth Bond); also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends received Wednesday from 7-9 PM at the SIECK & MAST FUNERAL HOME INC., 250 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca. Funeral private.



MOSAKOWSKI - Alexandra 'Lesia'
12/16/1997

December 15, 1997, age 76. Dear daughter of Alexander and Emilia Mosakowski; dear sister of Regina (Anthony) Mikulec, Jerome (Lottie) Mosakowski and the late Alexander Mosakowski; also survived by many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will be present Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 5200 Sheridan Dr. (at Hopkins Rd.), where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 o'clock and from St. Adalbert Basilica at 11 o'clock. If desired, memorials may be made to St. Adalbert Basilica, 212 Stanislaus St., Buffalo NY, 14212.



NAGEL - Edward V. Sr.
12/16/1997

'East Side Eddie-The Sports Oracle' Suddenly December 15, 1997; beloved husband of the late Helen (nee Cwiklinski); devoted father of Edward (Margaret); brother of Henry (late Genevieve), late Raymond (late Evadne) Nagel and late Clara Nadolinski; also survived by step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family will be present Wednesday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 806 Clinton St. (852-4499). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sts. Rita and Patrick Church (Fillmore at Eagle Sts.) Thursday at 9:30 AM. Please assemble at the Church. Mr. Nagel was a thirty-two year employee of the Bethlehem Steel Co.



NEAL - John A.
12/17/1997

December 14, 1997, beloved husband of Mary Cay Neal; dear father of Timothy John, Christopher Robert and Patrick Michael Neal; brother of Steven O. (Carolyn M.) Neal; uncle of Michael and Daniel Neal. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Friday, 5 PM at St. Paul's Cathedral, 128 Pearl St. Memorials may be made to Immunotheraphy Program of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton St., Buffalo, NY 14263. Arrangements by GEORGE J. ROBERTS & SONS FUNERAL HOME.



PALMER - Dr. Chester L.
12/17/1997

Of the City of Tonawanda, entered into rest Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at his residence. Beloved husband of Jean G. (Gillie) Palmer; father of Douglas G., Allan S. (Karin) and James B. Palmer; grandfather of Adam K. and Cydney L. Palmer. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, December 18 at 7:30 PM at the HILLIARD-CREASEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 147 Delaware St., Tonawanda, with the Rev. Kenneth D. Wood officiating. Dr. Palmer was World War II veteran as a Lieut. Commander from the US Navy. He retired in 1990 from a teaching career that spanned forty-five years, the last 25 years at Buffalo State College.



PASEK - Henry J.
12/16/1997

December 15, 1997, beloved husband of Mary Biernat Pasek; dear son of the late Stanley and Caroline Pasek; dear brother of Emily Pasek and the late Helen (Valentine) Mondrala, Bruno (Agnes) and Alex (Charlotte) Pasek; brother-in-law of Helen Pieczonka; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2005 Clinton St. (corner So. Ogden) Thursday at 9 AM and at St. Casimir Church at 9:30 AM. Mr. Pasek was a WW II Army veteran, a member of American Legion Adam Plewacki Post No. 799 and P.V.A. Family present Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



PASTWIK - Alma J. (nee Heiser)
12/16/1997

Of Clarence, NY, December 15, 1997, beloved wife of John; dearest mother of June (Douglas) Herman and John Pastwik; beloved grandmother of Ashley and Dana Herman; dearest sister of Marie Bruzga, Gladys (Bryant) Fullington, Doris Fredrickson and Raymond (Joan) Heiser; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service Thursday at 9:30 AM from the URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 6685 Transit Rd., East Amherst (2-1/2 miles North of Maple) and in St. Mary's Church, Swormville at 10 AM. Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. George A. Urban Funeral Director.



ROGNER - Josephine
12/17/1997

December 13, 1997; daughter of the late Henry and Joanna Tierney Rogner; sister of Mareta A. Cody, and the late Madlyn (Joseph) Brennan, Henry T. (Helen) and Charles T. Rogner; aunt of John F. Cody Jr. (Patricia)Richard T. (Jeanne) and Donald H. Cody. Prayers will be offered at GEORGE J. ROBERTS & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 2400 Main St., Friday at 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Cathedral at 10 AM. Miss Rogner was retired from Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. Memorials may be made to Brothers of Mercy.



SIKORSKI - Frank L. Sr.
12/17/1997

Of Blasdell, NY, suddenly, December 3, 1997, beloved husband of the late Sally V. (Twardziak) Sikorski; dearest father of Frank L. Jr., John, Thaddeus (Kathleen), Carol and the late Michael; dear grandfather of Matthew and Kristopher; brother of Joseph, Bill, Chester, Loretta Susz and the late Honey Susz and Jean Piotrowski. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Thursday, December 18, 1997, at 9:30 AM at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church. No prior visitation. Arrangements by the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME INC.



SMITH - Johanna M. (nee Benner)
12/17/1997

Age 75; December 12, 1997; of West Seneca, formerly of Elma, NY. Wife of the late Theodore E. Smith. Private funeral services were held. Arrangements by ZURBRICK-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME.



SNELL - Lyma G. (McKay)
12/16/1997

December 15, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Albert M. Snell and Wilmont Paul; step-mother of Joan M. Saletta, Patricia A. Haywood and the late Lawrence Paul; grandmother of five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; dearest friend of the late Frank Podsiadlo; sister of Willa Laing and Blanche Colbert; survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will be present on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 3645 Genesee St., where funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:15 AM and from St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 1395 George Urban Blvd. at 10 AM. Friends invited.



SPERDUTI - Anthony L.
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997; beloved husband of Lucy Casciano; dear father of Clarice (James) Visco, Bernard (Joan) Sperduti, Madeline (Joseph) Zappia and Annette (Carl) Bueme; also survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; brother of Assunta (Pat) Vertino, Anna (late Daniel) Zephro, Angeline (Evon) Vukos, Armanda (Dominic) Iavenditti, Louise (Leonard) Mankiewicz, the late Mary Bonafacio, Clara Zephro and Wilfred Sperduti. Friends received at the MICHAEL A. DIVINCENZO FUNERAL HOME, 1122 Lovejoy St. Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral will be held Friday at 9:15 and at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 9:45.



SWIATEK - Anne M. (Sesock)
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997, beloved wife of the late Joseph Swiatek; dear mother of Joseph (Sandra), Judith (Robert) O'Leary and the late Bernard (Patricia) Swiatek; loving grandmother of 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sister of Pauline (Steve) Bodnar, Helene (John) Kowiak, Nick (Mary Lou) Sesock, Bettye Smith, Alex (Dorothy) Sesock, Donald Prokopchuk and the late John (Lucy) Sesock, Mike Sesock and Joe Sesock. Funeral from the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., (Buffalo Chapel), 2397 Seneca St., Friday at 9:50 AM from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 10:30 AM. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the O.L.P.H. Church Renovation Fund. Anne was a retired City of Buffalo Crossing Guard, ('Miss Anne') and a member of the old First Ward Community Center Senior Citizens, the O.L.P.H. Con-Fraternity and the Ukrainian-American Senior Citizens of WNY.



TEZANOS - Caroline T.
12/17/1997

December 7, 1997 in Conoga Park CA, formerly of Lackawanna NY, beloved daughter of the late Gervasio and Celia; dearest sister of Antonia, Mary, George, Celia, Emma and the late Joseph and Louise; also survived by nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Angels Way Maternity Home, PO Box 70, Woodland Hills CA 91365-0070



VILLANO - Blase A.
12/16/1997

December 15, 1997, beloved son of the late Matteo and Filomena (Euliano) Villano; dear brother of Alphonse (Eleanore), Joseph (Connie), Ralph (Kathy) and the late Louis (Marie) Villano; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends received at the MICHAEL A. DiVINCENZO FUNERAL HOME, 1122 Lovejoy St., Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where the funeral will be held Thursday morning at 8:45, and at St. Agnes Church at 9:15.



WEIG - Mildred (nee Amann)
12/17/1997

December 16, 1997, beloved wife of the late Joseph L. Weig; dearest mother of Joanna (Gordon) Thomas and Donald (Eleanor) Weig; dear grandmother of eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; brother of Norman Amann and Alice Billo. Family will be present on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the ZURBRICK-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 5615 Broadway, Lancaster, where funeral services will be held Friday at 9:15 and from St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 10 AM. Friends invited.



WIERZBICKI - Raymond F.
12/17/1997

December 15, 1997 of Cheektowaga NY. Beloved husband of Victoria M. (nee) Grzywa; dearest father of Allen (Claudine), Claudia (Ken) Labenski and Daniel (Marie); grandfather of Sheri, Kevin, Andrew, Ashley, Matthew and Michael; son of the late Joseph Wierzbicki and the late Frances (nee) Nowak; brother of Ceil (late John) Gawlowicz, Richard (late Joan), Thaddeus and the late Edward (late Angela) and the late Melanie; survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Wednesday and Thursday from 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 Friday at 9:30 AM and from Queen of Martyrs Church at 10 AM. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Mr. Wierzbicki was a veteran of WW II and a retiree of Republic Steel and a member of Casimer Pulaski Post No. 1897.



WIGGS - Hezekiah
12/17/1997

Entered into rest December 13, 1997, beloved husband of Lula M. Wiggs; father of Hezekiah Jr. (Vanessa) and Arthur Wiggs; grandfather of six; great-grandfather of five; brother of Freeman, Millard Jr., Minnie Battle, Nancy (George) Phifer and Daisy M. Dilbert; survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Wake Thursday 6 PM at State Tabernacle Church of God In Christ, 234 Glenwood Ave., funeral following at 7 PM. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL.



WILLIAMS - Delores J.
12/17/1997

December 12, 1997; survived by husband Bennie Williams Sr.; mother of Charles Gwynn, Demitruis and Bennie Williams Jr., Rasheen and Latus Williams. Wake services Thursday 11-12 Noon at the PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1275 Sycamore St., corner of Oberlin, where funeral services will be held at 12 noon. Interment Concordia Cemetery.



WILLIAMS - Jessie
12/17/1997

December 12, 1997. Mother of Roger (Lori) Williams, Bessie (Anthony) Green, Lester (Priscilla) McDade, David McDade and Calvin Williams; also survived by mother Bessie Josey; sister of Arwilla Cardwell and a host of relatives and friends. Friends may visit Wednesday from 7-9 PM at THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME INC., 995 Genesee St. Services to be held Thursday 11 AM at Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 179 East Ferry St., Rev. Robert E. Bains officiating. Interment Concordia Cemetery.



WOOD - Eugenia M. 'Jean' (Brodnicki)
12/16/1997

Suddenly, December 15, 1997. Beloved wife of Roy S. Wood; dear sister of Brownie (late Michalene) Brodnicki and the late Helen Michalak, Chester, Henry and Richard, U.S.M.C. Brodnicki; sister-in-law of Theresa Brodnicki; also survived by many nieces; nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Funeral services at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2005 Clinton St. (cor. S. Ogden), Thursday at 10:15 AM and at St. Casimir Church at 10:45 AM. Mrs. Wood was a member of the Ismailia Temple Ladies Auxiliary. Family present Wednesday only from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



WURSTER - Howard W., Sr.
12/17/1997

Of Irving, NY, December 16, 1997. Husband of the late Phyllis M. Wurster; beloved father of Howard (Colleen), Jr. and John F. Wurster; grandfather of Kelly and Brian Wurster; brother of Edna Stevens and the late Theodore, Ralph and John Wurster; also survived by several nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of the Christian Burial, Friday at 10 AM in St. Anthony's Church, Farnham, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Good Days and Special Times. Arrangements by the HEIMBURG-ADDISON FUNERAL HOME INC.



ZAJAS - Jane D. (Pluta)
12/16/1997

December 15, 1997, of Angola, formerly of Lackawanna, NY, beloved wife of the late John M. Nelson Zajas; dear mother of the late Beth Ann Zajas and survived by a son J. Grant (Angelika) Zajas; grandmother of Mary Elizabeth and John Paul Zajas; sister of the late Rev. Medard Pluta. Friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SCHIAVONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 8434 North Main St, Angola, NY, where prayers will be said Thursday at 8:45 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Precious Blood Church, 9:30 AM. Mrs. Zajas was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of Most Precious Blood Church.


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