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Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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ADAM - Donald J.
12/19/1997

December 17, 1997 of Lackawanna, NY. Loving companion of June Zak; dearest father of Laurie, Jamie (Kenny) Day and the late infant Mary Teresa Bernadette; grandfather of Teresa Anne 'Tessa' Day; son of Alice (late William) Szalkowski Adam; brother of William (Almira), Paul (Myra), Kathleen (Vincent) Loughran and James; special friend of Ann Radlowski and Rachel Zak; special buddy of Michael Sroda; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Chapel service from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY, Sunday evening at 8:30. Mr. Adam was a retired Lackawanna Firefighter. Visitation Sunday only from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Flowers gratefully declined.



ALEX - Nicodina
12/20/1997

December 17, 1997 of Buffalo, NY, beloved wife of the late Spiro Alex; dearest mother of Mary (Paul) Fiore and Peter (Nancy); grandmother of Paul Jr., Robert, Michael, Lorraine, Maria, Lisa and Steven Fiore, Peter Jr. and Dr. Stephen Alex; survived by ten great-grandchildren; daughter of the late Atese and Milja (nee Namovski) Pavlovska; also survived by nieces and nephews. Services from the COLONIAL MEMORIAL CHAPELS INC., 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, Monday morning at 11:00 and from St. Stephen's Serbian Orthodox Church at 11:30. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Pomen Sunday at 7 PM. Flowers gratefully declined.



BEARDI - Nicholas J.
12/21/1997

December 17, 1997 beloved husband of Lucy Rosati; dear father of Joseph (Laura) Beardi and the late Barbara Ann Romano; grandfather of Robert, Lori, Lynn, James, Marybeth and Jeanne; greatgrandfather of Richard, Jenny, Nicholas J. and Michael; brother of Joseph (Flora), Rose Diana, Charles, John (Joan) and the late Mary Tonti, Anthony, Grace Gielow, Emanuel, Sue Mallozzi and Frank Beardi. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the MICHAEL A. DIVENCENZO FUNERAL HOME.



BIEKSZA - Jane (nee Troidl)
12/20/1997

Beloved wife of the late Herbert Bieksza; dear mother of David Bieksza, Phd.; sister of the late Henry Troidl. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday from Mother of Divine Grace Church at 9:00 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements by AMIGONE FUNERL HOME, INC.



BISHOP - Mary E. (Kelly)
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997; beloved wife of the late Thomas P. Dowd and Kenneth Bishop; dear mother of Jean Dowd, Thomas (Mary) Dowd, Michael (Leslie) Dowd, Mary Ann (Michael) Harrington, Brian (Teresa) Dowd, Jane (Jack) Shea and Suzanne Parks; loving grandmother of seven grandchildren; dear sister of Jean Leimontas; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday 2-4 and 7-9 at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington where services will be held on Tuesday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Leo the Great Church at 9:30. Mary was a graduate from Nardin Academy and UB where she received her degree in Education and was a member of Cursillo.



BOGDAN - Patricia A. (nee Guy)
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997; beloved wife of Leo A. Bogdan; dear mother of Laurie (Michael) Manzella, Jeffrey Bogdan and Michael Bogdan; grandmother of Michelle, Tracey, Kristie and Marissa; sister of Donald Guy. The family will be present to receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 3645 Genesee Street. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 AM from Our Lady Help of Christians Church.



BORK - John E., III
12/21/1997

Of West Seneca, NY; December 20, 1997; beloved husband of the late Verna M.; dearest son of Gertrude and the late John E. II; dearest father of John E. IV, Andrew (Dawn), Robert (Tonette), Richard (Dawn) and the late Deborah Ann Bork-Glosser; brother of Sr. Evelyn G. Bork SSJ and Diane (Paul) Cieslak; also survived by seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews; friend of Barbara A. Hunt. Family will be present Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca where prayers will be said Tuesday morning at 9:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 10:30. Friends invited.



BURZYNSKI - Richard L.
12/21/1997

December 19, 1997; beloved husband of the late Alice C. (nee) Benczkowski; dearest father of Richard (Nancy), Lorraine (Anthony) Marczak, Susan (John) Maher and James (fiance Karen Strickland); grandfather of Johnny, Candice, Nicole and Jennifer; brother of Leonard (late Stella), Herman (late Genevieve); survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd., (west of Harlem Road) where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 AM and from Queen of Peace Church at 9:30 AM. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Mr. Burzynski was a veteran of WWII, a retiree of Hewitt Robbins and Globe Albany



CAPUTY - Dorothy May (Manning)
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997; of Kenmore, NY; wife of the late Joseph F. Caputy Sr.; dear mother of Joseph F. Jr. (Peggy), Shirley (Otto) Reinhardt, Marsha (late Roy) Dollendorf, Paula Caputy, Cynthia (Lawrence) Frost, Charles (Susan), Nancy (Michael) Meyer and Amy (David) Lombardo; sister of the late Marion Draper; also survived by seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday only 2-5 and 7-9 PM at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME 3290 Delaware Ave. where funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Andrew's Church at 10:15. Flowers gratefully declined. Mrs. Caputy was a member of Ken-Ton Senior Citizens.



CERRA - Salvatore A.
12/21/1997

Of Bethel Island, CA and Grand Island, NY; age 80; December 20, 1997; husband of the late Elizabeth (nee Coonly) Cerra; father of Edward Cerra and Mrs. Karen (Michael) Camera; brother of John A. (Victoria) Cerra, Mary (William) McCarthy and Josephine DeLuca; grandfather of six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 307 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. Funeral services and interment will be in Santa Clara, CA



CHIASSON - Rev. Henri Paul, CJM
12/21/1997

December 12, 1997; in Shippagan, New Brunswick, Canada. Beloved son of the late Louis and Evelina Chiasson; dear brother of Lisette (Rene) Bellanger, Rejeane (Francis) Noel, Hedor (Margot) Chiasson and Lucius Chiasson; survived by nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Wednesday evening, January 14 at 7:00 PM in St. John the Baptist Church, Hertel Ave. Fr. Chiasson was a member of the Eudist Fathers where memorials may be made to their St. John Eudes Center, 36 Flohr Ave., Buffalo, NY 14224. While in Buffalo Fr. Chiasson was former principal at Cardinal Dougherty High School. Arrangement by JAMES E. GRACE FUNERAL HOME.



CLARK, Edna H. 'Teddie' -
12/21/1997

December 19th, 1997, age 76 at Greenville Memorial Hospital; wife of Stephen C. Clark Jr.; daughter Marcia Myers of Huntington, WV, sons Stephen C. Clark III of Pompton Plains, NJ and Jonathon O. Clark of Ft. Collins, CO. and 7 grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held 2 PM on Monday December 22, 1997 at Fort Hill Presbyterian Chuch in Clemson with a reception to follow at the Church. Interment will follow at a later date in Riverview Cemetery in Sunderland, MA. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, 399 College Ave., Clemson, SC 29631. Arrangements by the Seneca Mortuary. Mrs. Clark was born July 20, 1921 in Springfield, MA daughter of the late Albert and Julia Boudway Hiltpold. She was a Housewife and retired from Girl Scouts as an Executive and a retired Geriatrics Social Worker, a member of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church in Clemson, the Clemson University Women's Club, Foothills Garden Club and Golden Girls Investment Club.



CLARKE - Laura M. (nee Mahl)
12/21/1997

December 17, 1997, of Bay City, TX, formerly of Springville, NY, wife of the late James F. Clarke; mother of Margaret 'Midge' (John) Heldwein, Barbara (Robert) Engel, Jane (James) Ciszak, George (Mary Sue) Clarke and Kathleen (Gene) Bertram; sister of Margaret Craver and the late Blanche and Ruth Mitchell; also survived by 14 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 23, from St. Aloysius Church, Springville, NY at 10:00 AM. Memorials may be made to St. Aloysius School, Springville, NY.



COLLOPY - James A.
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997; husband of Sally (Cassata) Collopy; father of James J. (Judith) Collopy; stepfather of Grace Ann (Rudy) Rovison, Bonnie Wroblewski and Lori (Jeffrey) Molina; grandfather of six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother of Ethel (Sidney) Ronald, Jean (late Alex) Nelson, William (Marion), Robert (June) Collopy, the late Helen (late Lyle) Sheffield, Earl (late Dorothy) Collopy and Winifred Collopy. Family present to receive friends Monday only from 2-4 and 7-9 at the PERNA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1306 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave.) where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Interment Elmlawn Cemetery. Mr. Collopy was a a member of the George F. Lamm American Legion Post.



CONWAY - Nora T. (Chambers)
12/21/1997

December 17, 1997, born in County Mayo, Ireland, beloved wife of the late John J. Conway; dear mother of Shaun (Wendy), William, Elaine (David) Petit and Maureen Conway; survived by two sisters and one brother; grandmother of seven grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at the Shrine of St. John Neumann Chapel on Tuesday, December 30, at 9:45 AM. Memorials in her memory to the Roswell Park Memorial Institute. Arrangements by the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC.



CORDONE - Louis T.
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997; beloved husband of Sara J. (nee LoCicero) Cordone; devoted father of Thomas D. Cordone, Sandra L. (James) Hinderliter, Cindy A. (Jeffrey) Caruana; loving grandfather of Russell, Anthony, Steven; beloved son of Thomas S. and the late Stella T. (nee Vella) Cordone; dear brother of Angela (James) Delmont, Dino (Denise) Cordone and the late Vincent Cordone; also survived by many nieces and nephews; dear son-in-law of Anna (nee Anzalaco) and the late Louis LoCicero. Friends may call at the JOSEPH SPANO & SONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3000 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, NY (same location as Dengler Funeral Home) where funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angels Church at 9:30. Louis was a Navy veteran 1963-1969. Family present Sunday & Monday 2-4 & 7-9. Flowers gratefully declined.



DEVINE - Patrick J.
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997; dear son of the late Owen and Elizabeth Devine; dear brother of Mary (late Donald) Flanagan, Owen (Sheila), Sarah (Joseph) Zilbauer, James (Michele) and Elizabeth (Michael) Tringali; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst where services will be held on Monday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Christ the King Church at 9:30 AM. Flowers declined.



DiPASQUALE - Joseph M.
12/21/1997

December 19, 1997; beloved son of Rose (nee Tabone) and the late Peter DiPasquale; dearest brother of Carl (Barbara) DiPasquale, Gail (late Philip) Didio; loving uncle of Michele Didio, Jennifer Windsor, Ronald and Jodeane Didio, Annette Stolfo; fond great-uncle of Brandon and Gabriella Didio. Friends may call at the JOSEPH SPANO & SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 473 Niagara St. where funeral will be held Monday at 8:45 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Cross Church at 9:30. Mr. DiPasquale was an army veteran. Family present Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Hospice Buffalo and the American Lung Association.



DOMSTER - Gustav
12/20/1997

December 18, 1997, husband of the late Catherine (Gerhardt); dear father of Joyce Vassallo, Roy (Susan) and Dennis (Barbara); grandfather of Robin (George) Swartz, Darin, Richard and Roy Domster, Marisa and Michelle Domster; also survived by three great-grandchildren; brother of Stephen, Mary Domster, Martha Vieders, Ann Wyman, Milly Finch; predeceased by two sisters and three brothers. Friends received Saturday from 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the SIECK & MAST FUNERAL HOME INC., 250 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday December 27th at 11 AM at Salem Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Mr. Domster was a Charter Member of Lake Erie Beach Volunteer Fire Co., Angola, NY and Life Fellowship Degree Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1681, Jamestown NY and Du Pont Yerkes Pioneer Club.



GANEY - Hertha S.
12/21/1997

December 18, 1997, beloved husband of the late Edward Ganey; dear mother of Ellen (Gene) Nelson. No prior visitation. Funeral services held privately. Arrangements by the DOHN FUNERAL HOME.



GANGEMI - John M.
12/19/1997

December 17, 1997; beloved husband of Geraldine Lisandrelli Krysztofowicz; dear father of Josephine Queen, James (Debra), Rena (Stephen) Szirmai, Joseph and Lucy Gangemi; stepfather of Laura (Paul) Fry and Robert (Kathleen) Krysztofowicz Jr.; also survived by grandchildren; brother of Catherine (Anthony) Pellegrino, Phyllis (Joseph) Cioppa, Joseph (Angelina), Angelo (Deborah) and the late Michael (Catherine), Venarondo (Ann), Liborio (Joanne) Gangemi. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks east of Dick Rd.), Monday 9AM and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church 9:30. Friends invited. Family present Saturday and Sunday 2-4, 7-9PM.



HASSELBECK - Ann E. (nee Fries)
12/21/1997

December 19, 1997; beloved wife of the late Raymond; dearest mother of Michael Hasselbeck, Mark Hasselbeck, Robert (Helen) Hasselbeck and Thomas Hasselbeck; sister of Charles (Marie) Fries, Robert (Edna) Fries and Eileen (Herm) Brunotte. The family will be present on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner Parker Blvd.) where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 8:45 AM and from St. Leo the Great Church at 9:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made in Mrs. Hasselbeck's memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.



HECKLER - Diana (Gilbraith)
12/20/1997

December 19th, 1997 beloved wife of Edward Heckler; mother of Richard (Sophie) Gilbraith of Arizona and the late Joyce Gilbraith, Dan (Lynn) Heckler of Germany and Jim Heckler of Colorado Springs, CO.; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral service from the Suburban CARLTON A. ULLRICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 855 Englewood Ave., Tonawanda Monday at 11 AM. Family will be present Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Flowers gratefully declined.



HENEL - Diane I.
12/20/1997

Suddenly December 19, 1997; of Kenmore, NY; daughter of Irene G. and the late William A. Henel; sister of William L. (Florence) M. Henel; also survived by nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the ROLLING CHAPEL OF THE DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 3000 Delaware Ave., Kenmore where prayers will be offered Monday at 8:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Paul's Church at 9:15. Friends invited.



HOUSEKNECHT - George W.
12/21/1997

December 18, 1997; husband of the late Jane (Hanrahan) Houseknecht; father of Robert (Judy), James (Patricia) Houseknecht and Jane Hamm; brother of the late Roy and Kenneth Houseknecht; also survived by eight grandchildren. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo.



HUGHES - Sophie C. (nee Florko)
12/21/1997

December 19, 1997, wife of the late Joseph Hughes; beloved mother of Patrick J. (JoAnne) Grover; loving grandmother of Timothy, Johnathan Grover, Gary, Christopher McClure; predeceased by two brothers. Friends may call at the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd. (between N. Bailey and Niagara Falls Blvd.) where prayer services will be held Monday at 10 AM. Family present Sunday 2-4, 7-9. Interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Arrangements by JOSEPH SPANO & SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., James V. Spano, Director.



HULEM - Bertha I. (Schmitt)
12/21/1997

Of Hamburg, NY, December 19, 1997. Wife of Robert A. Hulem; mother of Barbara Jean (J. Stewart) Hardy and Robert J. (Marlene) Hulem; grandmother of Mark A. Hardy, James A. and Kevin M. Hulem; sister of Jean Aber and John Schmitt; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Trinity Episcopal Church, 261 East Main St., Hamburg NY, Saturday, January 3rd at 11 AM. Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church. Mrs. Hulem was retired secretary to the Chairman of the former Bank of New York. Arrangements by LOOMIS, OFFERS & LOOMIS INC.



HULIN - Margaret (nee Webb)
12/21/1997

December 16, 1997 dearest mother of Michael McGuffin, Angela McGuffin and Patrick Hulin; grandmother of 7 grandchildren; daughter of Mary J. and the late Edward Lee Webb; survived by brothers and sisters in California. No prior visitation. Funeral services held privately. Arrangements by AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC.



JACOBS - Roger L.
12/21/1997

December 19, 1997; loving husband of Tiffany L. Jacobs; father of Roger Jr., Eileen, Brianna and Thomas Jacobs; son of Elaine Jacobs and the late James F. Jacobs Sr.; brother of James F. Jr. (Sheron) Jacobs and Anthony (Denise) Castello; son-in-law of Donald and Patricia Reid; also survived by a host of relatives and friends. Wake Tuesday, December 23, 1997, 11 AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 1184 Genesee St. Funeral 12 noon. Arrangements by PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL.



JARMACK - Raymond 'Jack'
12/19/1997

December 15, 1997. Beloved son of Raymond Jarmack and Mildred (nee D'Angelo) LoTempio; most loving father of Ashley, Sarita and Caitlin; dear brother of Christopher (Cynthia) Jarmack and Rita (Joseph) Gerard; dear stepbrother of Deborah (Shaef) LoTempio-Mohammed; grandson of Clara (nee Bogdan) and the late Jacob Jarmack and Carmela (nee Vizzi) and the late Crispino D'Angelo; also survived by many nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles and cousins. The family will be present Saturday from 7-9 PM and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Delaware Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 1132 Delaware Ave. (near W. Ferry St.), where funeral services will be held Monday at 8:45 AM and in Blessed Sacrament Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited.



JAUCH - Alice E. (nee Snyder)
12/21/1997

December 19, 1997, beloved wife of the late Harry W. Jauch; dearest mother of Harold (Mary Ann) Jauch and Janice Rubero; grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. No prior visitation. Funeral services held privately. Donations in Mrs. Jauch's memory may be made to the Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Arrangements by AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC.



KEMSKI - Rose (nee Kaczmarek)
12/21/1997

December 19th, 1997 wife of the late Stanley; dear mother of Alice (Adam) Naliwajek; grandmother of Paul, Rosemary (David) Hryn; great grandmother of Cassandra and Crystal; predeceased by brothers and sisters. Services to be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangments by the JAMES PACER FUNERAL HOME.



KOZLOWSKI - Lottie (nee Kulawiak)
12/21/1997

December 19, 1997; wife of the late Julian; dear mother of Patricia (Daniel) Andrzejewski and the late Irene (John) Janusz; grandmother of seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd., (2 blocks East of Dick Rd.) Tuesday 9:30 and Infant of Prague Church at 10 AM. Friends invited. Family present Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



KWANDRANC - Clara (Brink)
12/21/1997

Of Buffalo, NY, December 20, 1997. Wife of the late Leonard Kwandranc; mother of Marsha (Lance) Lazewski; sister of Frances Smith, Martha Schroeder and the late Helen Phillips and Raymond Brink. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's R.C. Church Monday morning at 9 AM. Family will be present at the WENDEL & LOECHER, INC. FUNERAL HOME, 27 Aurora St., Lancaster, Sunday 2-4 & 7-9.



MacDONALD - Edith M. (Gallagher)
12/20/1997

December 18, 1997, formerly of Downing St., wife of the late Allen W. MacDonald; mother of Regis (Daniel) Skorupski, Carol (Paul) Dyck, Roy (Patricia) MacDonald, Marie (Jan) Jakiel, Mary Ellen Ericson, and Colleen (Gary) Goldberg; sister of Alice Lane, of Hamilton, Ont., Leonard (Helen) Gallagher, of Eden, Raymond (Catherine) Lane, of Burlington, Ont., the late George, Norman, Jack Gallagher and Marguerite Karnes; also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral from the CHAS. F. MCMAHON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 982 Abbott Rd. Monday at 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Martin of Tours RC Church 9:45 AM. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM.



MARINO - Grace (Merante)
12/21/1997

December 19, 1997; of Lancaster, NY; formerly of Niagara Falls; beloved wife of the late James Marino; loving mother of Yolanda (James) Cannon, James (Lucille); stepmother of the late Ralph & Michael Marino; dear grandmother of Deborah (Mario) Loretto, Sharon, Mark (Catherine); great-grandmother of Jason, Joshua, Mark and James. Funeral from the funeral home of WENDEL & LOECHER INC., 27 Aurora St. Lancaster, Tuesday morning at 9:30 and at St. Mary's R.C. Church at 10 AM. Family present Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9



MEER - Robert J.
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997; beloved husband of Judith (nee Nailor); dear father of Natalie A. Schmid, Robert C. (Cindy) Meer, Amy E. (Laurence) Mills and Timothy J. (Ann Marie) Meer; grandfather of Christopher, Corey, Ian, Robert and Jeremy; brother of Judith (Clifford) Conover, John Meer and Kathleen (William) Tolein. The family will be present on Sunday 7-9 and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Hopkins) where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 8:45 AM and from St. Gregory the Great Church at 9:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made in Mr. Meer's memory to the American Heart Association or St. Gregory the Great Building Fund.



MESSINA - Carmella
12/19/1997

Suddenly, December 18, 1997, daughter of the late John and Mary Giglotti Messina; sister of the late Albert F. and Anthony Messina; survived by several loving cousins. The family will be present to receive friends on Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 PM at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC., 5541 Main St. (at Cayuga Rd.) Williamsville where prayers will be said Monday morning at 9 o'clock followed by a Mass of Christian Burial SS Peter & Paul Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Carmella was a former member of the St Ann's Sodality of SS Peter & Paul Church.



NEWMAN - Charles F. 'Chuck'
12/19/1997

Of Depew, NY, December 18, 1997; beloved husband of Ann (nee Helms); dearest father of Bridget and Molly; brother of Shirley (Fritz) Nicholas, late Donald (Joan); survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation with family at EDWARD J. CICHON F.H., 4929 Broadway, Depew, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9PM. Relatives and friends invited to Funeral Home Service Monday at 10:00AM. Flowers gratefully declined, memorials to Hospice Buffalo, 224 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, New York 14227. Mr. Newman was a former Social Service Administrator and Navy veteran.



NISENGARD - Paula H. (Rubenstein)
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997, wife of Dr. Russell J.; mother of Jennifer Eve and Michael Laurence Nisengard; daughter of the late Joseph and Sylvia Rubenstein; sister of Elaine Rubenstein of Saratoga Springs, NY; daughter-in-law of Esty Nisengard. Funeral service Monday 11 AM from DELAWARE PARK MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 2141 Delaware Avenue. Jay L. Mesnekoff, Director. Flowers gratefully declined. No prior visitations. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, or the S.P.C.A. A period of mourning will be observed at her late residence through Wednesday evening.



O'BRIEN - Arthur
12/20/1997

December 18th, 1997 beloved son of the late Charles and Eva O'Brien; dear brother of Thelma (late Lawrence) Suchan and the late Edith Staub and the late Charles O'Brien; uncle of Karen (Conrad) Bielanski and Keith (Sandy) O'Brien. Visitation at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2047 Broadway (Cheektowaga-Buffalo City Line) Sunday only from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Private interment. Mr. O'Brien was a veteran of WWII.



PAIGE - Robert Sr.
12/21/1997

December 18, 1997; loving father of Norma (Jimmie) Davis, Diane (Virgle) Blondette, Denise (Carlton) Sayles and Robert Paige Jr.; grandfather of nine; great-grandfather of five; also survived by one sister, Myrtle (Clarence) Jones and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing 6-8 PM Monday at PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1275 Sycamore St. Wake 11 AM Tuesday with funeral following at 12 noon.



PHILLIPS - Gilbert B.
12/21/1997

December 19th, 1997 of Orange, VA formerly of Marilla, NY husband of Marjorie Barrow Phillips; father of Linda Wagner, Joy M. Last, Noble M. (Eileen), Niles G. (Dawn) and the late Eldred E.; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Friends may call Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 64 Maple St., East Aurora, NY. Lawrence T. Howe, Director. Funeral Wednesday at 11 AM from the Williston United Methodist Church, Williston, NY. Interment in Marilla Cemetery.



POST - Henry S.
12/21/1997

December 19th, 1997 father of Ronald Gleason, Donald (Susan) Gleason and Janice Mackovic Gardner; brother of the late Edward Post; brother-in-law of Claudia Post; also survived by 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 nieces and nephews and 7 great nieces and nephews; friend of Valerie. Funeral service from CARLTON A. ULLRICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 3272 Bailey Ave. Tuesday at 9 AM and from St. James Church at 9:30 AM. Friends are invited. Mr. Post was a member of the American Legion Post #567 of Orchard Park and the Leonard Post Jr. Post #6251 VFW. Family will be present Monday 2-9 PM.



RATH - George F.
12/20/1997

December 18, 1997, husband of the late Angeline (nee Bala); dear father of David (Linda) Rath, Cynthia (James) Korn, Laureen (Chester) Ostrach and Jason Rath; grandfather of Lisa (Jason) Drew, Jennifer, Meghann Rath, James, Joseph, Jillian Korn and the late Katherine Rath; great-grandfather of Derrick Drew; brother of Rita (George) Schlager, Albert (June) Rath, Florence (Kenneth) Wray, Gerard (Judith) Rath and the late Herbert (Rose) Rath; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 428 Panora St., Monday 9:30 and St. Mary of the Assumption Church 10 AM. Friends invited, family present Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9. Mr. Rath was a Veteran of W.W. II.



RYDZA - Gertrude J. (Maruszewski)
12/21/1997

December 19, 1997. Beloved husband of the late Leon Rydza; dear mother of Victoria (Theodore) Lipowski, Leon (Theresa) Rydza; also survived by six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sister of the late Florence (late Carl) Unverzart, late Sr. Mary Berthelia C.S.S.F. Funeral service from the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3025 William St., near Union Rd., Cheektowaga, Monday at 9:15 AM and in St. John Viannay Church at 10 AM (2950 Southwestern Blvd.) Family present Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mrs. Rydza was a retired nurse at Buffalo General Hospital.



SABOL - Ann J. (nee Dunbar)
12/21/1997

December 19, 1997, of Hamburg, NY, loving wife of John Sabol; devoted mother of Judith and Deborah; cherished sister of Stephen and Mary, of PA. Formal Services to be held in Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Cremation Centers of WNY. (881-6448).



SCATORCHIE - Nancy F. (Galasso)
12/21/1997

Of Lancaster, NY; December 20, 1997; wife of the late Armondo Belurgi and Anthony Scatorchie; mother of Angeline Mastrangelo, Joan (Joseph) Gnojek and the late Rachel (late Albert) Tresmond and Vivian (John) Formato; grandmother of 14; great-grandmother of 25; sister of August (late Agnes), Louis (Deloris), Emil (late Josephine), Louise (late Roy) Saporito, Martha (late Michael) Gonzalez and Johanna (Robert) Flowers and the late Anthony (Santina). Funeral from the FUNERAL HOME OF WENDEL & LOECHER INC., 27 Aurora St., Lancaster Tuesday morning at 11 and at Our Lady of Pompeii Church at 11:30 AM. Family present Monday only 2-4 and 7-9. Flowers gratefully declined.



SCHMIDT - Roy G.
12/20/1997

December 19, 1997, of Lancaster, NY, beloved husband of Barbara A. (nee Harman) Schmidt; loving father of Charlene (Randy) Cera and Patricia (Robert) Braniecki; dear grandfather of Randy and Robert; also survived by brothers and sisters. The family will be present Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the ZURBRICK-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 5615 Broadway, Lancaster, NY where funeral services will be held Monday at 10:00 AM. Friends invited.



SCHMITT - Joseph F.
12/21/1997

Of Kenmore, NY, entered into rest November 8, 1997. Former husband of Mary Foels; loving son of the late Joseph and Mary Schmitt. No prior visitation. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Interment Bath National Cemetery, Bath, N.Y. Arrangements by LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (City Chapel) 886-5363.



SCOURAS - Paul
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997; beloved husband of Eleni (nee (Pandelis) Scouras; dearest father of Peter (Sharon), George (Chrissoula) and Angelo (Jane) Scouras; dear grandfather of six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family will be present on Sunday from 7-9 PM and Monday 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 on Tuesday at 9:30 AM and from Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation Church at 10 AM. Friends invited. The Trisagio service will be held on Monday at 7:30 PM Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made to the Hellenic Orthodox Church Building Fund.



SEBASTIANO - Jennie (DiCillo)
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997; beloved wife of the late Pasquale F. 'Pat' Sebastiano; dear mother of Michael A., Joseph C. (Joan) Sebastiano and Anna Marie (Richard) Boccio; also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister of Anna (Matthew) Casciano, Orlando and Armando (Elizabeth) DiCillo. Friends received at the MICHAEL A. DiVINCENZO FUNERAL HOME, 1122 Lovejoy St. Sunday evening 7-9 and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 and at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 9:30. Flowers gratefully declined.



SEITZ - Richard A.
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997 of Amherst, NY beloved husband of Helen (Yanchisn) Seitz; dear father of Karen (Fred) Twilla, Janet Clayton and Kevin (Patricia) Seitz; brother of Martha and Carlton (late Jane) Seitz; also survived by 8 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial service in Pilgrim-St. Lukes Unite Church of Christ, 335 Richmond Ave Monday evening at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to Pilgrim-St. Lukes Church, Hospice Foundation or Alzheimers Assoc.



SIUTA - Alexander G.
12/20/1997

Of Lackawanna, NY, December 18, 1997, beloved husband of Dorothy (Ungaro) Siuta; dearest father of Carol (James) Heffler, Anthony (Kim) Siuta, Christine (Scott) Coventry and Annette (David) Dueringer; dear brother of Victoria (Robert) Frisch, Patrick, Marian and the late Josephine Zalenski, Walter, Raymond (Anna) and Charles (Eleanor); also survived by nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services Monday morning at 8:45, from the, (Blasdell Chapel), of the JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3748 South Park Ave. and at St. Anthony's Church at 9:30. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends invited. Mr. Siuta was a member of the American Legion Matthew Glab Post #1477. Family present Sunday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM.



SLIWICKI - Edward J.
12/21/1997

Of Depew, December 19, 1997 beloved husband of Reiko J. Sliwicki; dearest father of Linda (Daniel) Piotrowski, Lorraine (John) Barry; brother of Dolores (late Chester) Tomczak, Fred (Terry) of California; loving grandfather of Meagan and Matthew; survived by nieces and nephews. . Visitation with family at EDWARD J. CICHON FUNERAL HOME, 4929 Broadway, Depew Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10 AM at St. Peter & Paul Church, Depew. (Please assemble at Church.) Mr. Sliwicki was an exempt member of Depew Fire Company #4 and Korean Veteran. Relatives and friends invited.



SMITH - MaryAnn (nee Berg)
12/21/1997

Of Williamsville, NY; December 17, 1997; beloved wife of the late Russell S. Smith Jr.; dear mother of Tobin (Dennis) Kane of Phoenix, AZ, Judith Nostrant of East Aurora, Michael (Kathy) Smith of Winston-Salem, NC, Patrick (Julie) Smith of Denver, CO, Kathleen (Robert) Kelley of Williamsville, Christopher Smith of West Seneca and Betsy (Kit) Van Valkenburg of Tucson, AZ; sister of Betty (Tom) Duddleston of Tucson, AZ; beloved grandmother of 15 grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on January 10 at 1:00 PM at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Buffalo.



STELMACH - Mary (nee Zuzel)
12/21/1997

Of Blasdell, NY, age 102, entered into rest December 18, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Stelmach; devoted mother of Lillian (Joseph) Cekala, Mary A., Irene Abram, Esther (Raymond) Szkutak, Anthony (Elsie), Joseph, Edward (Margaret) Stelmach and the late Regina Connerly; cherished grandmother of 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; loving daughter of the late Peter and Magdalena (nee Frankowska) Zuzel; predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. No prior visitation. Private funeral and services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements by LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave., 823-4812.



SULZBACH - Richard F.
12/21/1997

Of Orchard Park, NY, entered into rest December 17, 1997. Beloved father of Debra (Gary) Sager, Brian (Laurie) Sulzbach, Mary (Tom) Carluccio and Sandra (Willie) Wong; cherished grandfather of nine grandchildren; loving son of the late Robert and Virginia (nee Piskorowski) Sulzbach; dear brother of the late Robert Sulzbach and Nancy Smigiera; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave. on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday evening, December 23, 1997 in Old Time Baptist Church, 6790 Gowanda State Rd., Hamburg at 7 o'clock. Interment Lakeside Cemetery. Mr. Sulzbach was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.



SWIMLINE - Harold E., Jr. 'Red'
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997 of East Pembroke, NY. Husband of Eleanor (Munger) Swimline; father of Stephen (Jackie) Swimline and Brian (Leslie) Swimline; brother of Jane (James) Corcoran; grandfather of four grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday from 7-9 PM and Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 PM at the C.B. BEACH & SON MORTUARY INC., Corfu NY. Services at the Mortuary, Tuesday at 1 PM. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.



SYTA - Adam J.
12/20/1997

December 18, 1997, survived by brother Waclaw (Stanislawa), nephews Waldemar (Stefania), Feliks (Anna), Peter and Edyta; also survived by Barbara and Eva, Roman and Maria. Family present Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at RUTECKI FUNERAL HOME, 375-379 Peckham St. Funeral Monday, 9 AM, from the funeral home and St. Stanislaus Church. Mr. Syta was a member of PAV Post #1, whose members will assemble on Saturday at the funeral home from 3-4 PM. Interment at St. Stan's Cemetery Polish Veterans' Plot.



TAYLOR - Tamaris L.
12/21/1997

December 17, 1997; father of Korry Taylor; loving son of Terrence and Barbara Taylor; survived by four sisters, one brother and a host of relatives and friends. Wake Monday 12 Noon, funeral 1PM at Trinity Baptist Church, 41 Spruce St., Arrangements by PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL CHAPEL.



USZENSKI - Helen J. (nee Pollack)
12/21/1997

December 18, 1997; beloved wife of the late Francis C. Uszenski; loving sister of Henry (Dolores) Pollack and Matthew Pollack. Family will be present on Sunday 2-7 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (Corner of Hopkins Road) where funeral services will be held on Monday at 8:45 AM and from St. Gregory the Great Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited.



WEIMER - Robert M.
12/21/1997

Age 74; of Port Richey, FL; formerly of Clarence, NY; December 17, 1997; husband of Anna (DiMichael) Weimer of Port Richey, FL; father of Robert M. (Sue) of Ruskin, FL, Donald W. of Clarence, NY and Mrs. Michelle (Dave)Copeland of Ormond Beach, FL; brother of Mrs. Dorothy Filipski of Tonawanda, NY; grandfather of seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation Monday 10-11 AM at LEWERS FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, Ruskin, FL with services following at 11 AM. Rev. Fr. Ed Lamp officiating. Mr. Weimer was a retired plant engineer, a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, an Army veteran of WWII and served for over 43 years on the Clarence, NY Volunteer Fire Department. The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Clarence, NY Volunteer Fire Dept. in Mr. Weimer's memory.



WHITING - Alice E. (nee Wind)
12/21/1997

December 20, 1997; beloved wife of the late Walter Whiting; stepmother of Bruce (Irene) Whiting; dear sister of Laura Wind, Robert (Leona) Wind, the late Florence Campbell, Adele Wisniewski and Irene Kulach; sister-in-law of Leo Wisniewski and William Kulach; aunt of Robert (Linda) and James (Sharon) Kulach. The family will be present to receive friends on Sunday evening from 7-9 PM and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner Hopkins) where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:15 AM and from St. Gregory the Great Church at 10:45 AM.



WIECHEC - Freida M. (nee Gill)
12/21/1997

Of Amherst, formerly of N. Tonawanda; December 18, 1997; wife of the late Anthony H. Wiechec; beloved mother of Donald (Alice) Wiechec of Lawrenceville, GA and David (Kathy) Wiechec M.D. of East Amherst; proud grandmother of Anthony, Emily and Jennifer Wiechec; sister of the late Valerie (Joseph) Kissel, Alice (Raymond) Metzinger and Edward Gill; also survived by several nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend funeral services on Monday (December 22) at the SABER FUNERAL HOME, 549 Oliver St., N. Tonawanda at 8:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church at 9. Freida was an active 'grandparent' for the Cantalician Center for Learning. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Cantalician Center, 3233 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214.



ZACK - Henry S.
12/19/1997

Of West Seneca, NY, December 18, 1997, beloved husband of Gertrude M. (nee Wasiewicz); dearest father of Jeffrey (Lee), Pamela (Timothy) Reagan and Cynthia; grandfather of Melanie, Michael and Alan Zack, John, Patrick, Sean and Kathleen Reagan; brother of Irene (Edmund) Orwat; brother-in-law of Norman (Sophie) Wasiewicz. Family will be present Sunday 7-9 PM at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca. A funeral mass will be held Monday morning at 10 from St. Catherine Of Siena Church, 4928 Seneca St., West Seneca. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Mr. Zack was a retiree of the Department of Transportation, a retired Army Air Force Lt. Col., a WW II veteran and a member of the Leonard Post No. 6251 V.F.W.



ZICCARDI - Rose (Guglielmo)
12/20/1997

December 19, 1997, beloved wife of the late Frank Ziccardi; dear mother of Peter (Jeanne), Josephine (William) Broel of Massillon, OH and the late John J. (Jean) Ziccardi of Alliance, OH; also survived by nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson; sister of Angelo (Michelina) Williams of Florida, the late Emil Pasquale, Frank and Joseph Williams and Balisario Rosati. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes Church, 194 Ludington St., Monday morning, December 22, at 9:15 AM. Please assemble at church. No prior visitation. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Agnes Church, 194 Ludington Street, Buffalo, NY 14206. Arrangements by the MICHAEL A. DiVINCENZO FUNERAL HOME.


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