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ALESSI - Josephine K.
12/31/1997

Age 90, December 30, 1997, beloved daughter of the late Vincent and Mary (nee Lombardo) Alessi; dearest sister of Rose (late Michael) Bellomo, Paul (late Josephine) Alessi and the late Carmella (late Joseph) Pendolino and Jennie (late Joseph) Panaro; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will be present Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner of Hopkins Rd.) where funeral services will be held on Friday at 8:45 AM and from St. Gregory the Great Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited. Flower gratefully declined.
 
 

BACKUS - Florence P.
12/30/1997

Of Buffalo, NY, December 28, 1997, wife of the late Charles; beloved mother of Georgette (John) Romanelli, James (Catherine), Patricia (Joseph) Todaro, Lorraine (Anthony) Peters, Charles (Sandra), Lawrence David (Kathleen) and Theodore (Leona) Backus; sister of Edmund Wolkiewicz of Hoquium, Washington; also survived by 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ambrose R.C. Church, 65 Ridgewood Rd., Buffalo, Saturday at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Sr. Mary Eymard, 600 Doat St., Buffalo, NY 14211. Arrangements by CHAPEL ON THE HILL CREMATION SERVICES, 824-4000.
 
 

BECKER - Lily M. (Maecker)
12/31/1997

December 29, 1997, beloved wife of Dean E. Becker; devoted mother of Dean Becker Jr., Jack (Penny) Becker and Bonnie Hesslink; grandmother of Kathy (Al) Good, Kristin (Colt) Fitzgerald, Jeb Becker, Wendy and Cindy Hesslink; great-grandmother of Albert and Illana; sister of Arthur (Virginia) Maecker and Alice Quinlan. Friends may call Friday 10 AM-1 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, where services will be held Friday at 1 PM.
 
 

BONG - Ella (Cortright)
12/31/1997

Formerly of Orchard Park in Bristol, Ct; December 28, 1997, beloved wife of the late Melvin L. Bong; mother of Jane B. (Jack) Bevan of Bristol, CT. A Graveside Service will be held Friday in Woodlawn Cemetery, 4443 S. Buffalo St, Orchard Park at 11:30 AM. Friends invited. Arrangements by the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC.
 
 

BRAUN - Robert G.
12/31/1997

December 28, 1997; in Miami, FL; of Orchard Park, NY; beloved husband of Ingrid Braun; dearest father of Richard G., Robert G. Jr., Cheryl Braun Gravante all of Erie, PA; Kim Heckler of Sodus, NY and Michael Braun of Key Largo, FL; step-father of Lutz Ringelmann and Britta Heberlein both of Germany; also survived by six grandchildren. The family will be present to receive friends on Friday (only) from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Orchard Park Chapel of the JOSEPH K. QUINN FUNERAL HOME INC., 6170 West Quaker St. (Route 20-A). Friends and relatives ar invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial from Nativity of Our Lord Church on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM. (Please assemble at Church) Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials to the Leukemia Society of America. Mr. Braun was a member of the Niagara Frontier's Builders Association. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 
 
 

BRIDGE - Marguerite E. (Blenklein)
12/29/1997

December 28, 1997, beloved wife of the late Charles F. Bridge; dear mother of Charles P. (Joan), John D. (Carole) and Daniel P. (Heidi) Bridge; sister of the late Dorothy Nickles; grandmother of 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at the Shrine of St. John Neumann, Friday, January 2 at 9:45 AM. Memorials in her memory to the Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home. Arrangements by the C. MERTZ & SON FUNERAL HOME, INC.
 
 

BURNS - Marion G.
12/31/1997

December 28, 1997, of Oklahoma City, OK; formerly of Tonawanda, NY. Beloved daughter of the late Herbert E. and Gertrude V. Bristow Burns; survived by her sister Marjorie Bagwell, of Oklahoma City, OK and three nieces. Miss Burns was a Girl Scout Director for over 40 years. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany College, Bethany, W. Virginia 26032-0417 or Girl Scouts of USA, 420 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2702, Atn: Joel Becker. Services will be held on January 2nd in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
 
 

CAMPBELL - Jean M. (nee Utecht)
12/30/1997

December 28, 1997, beloved wife of Walter Campbell; mother of Karen (Thomas) Thurlow; sister of Betty (late Joseph) Maleski of Pittsburgh, PA; grandmother of Derek and Gabrielle Thurlow. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the BURY & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 AM from the Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Rd., Kenmore. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo Inc.
 
 

DeMARCO - Michael
12/31/1997

December 29, 1997. The family will be present on Friday from 8:30 AM-9:30 AM at the (Delaware Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME., INC., 1132 Delaware Ave. (Corner West Ferry) where funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:30 AM and from Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church at 10:00 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Interment in Holley, NY.
 
 

DiCHRISTINA - Joseph J.
12/31/1997

December 28, 1997, beloved husband of Theresa (Territo) DiChristina; devoted father of Salvatore 'Sam' (friend Patti) DiChristina, Victoria (Paul) Tedesco, Christopher (Lynn) DiChristina and Carla (Mark) Longo; loving grandfather of Justin, Samuel, Chad, Lauren, Kaitlin, Abbey, Giuliana and Alaina; son of the late Frank and Emma (Gigliarano) DiChristina; son-in-law of Rose (Long) and the late Sam Territo; brother of Grace Salamone, John (Madeline), Achille 'Jack' (Frances) DiChristina, Carolina (Philip) Antonicelli, Rose Mary (Lawry) Stroupe; brother-in-law of Carmela Missico, Lenora Gasbarrini and the late Mary Crage; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family present to receive friends Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the PERNA FUNERAL HOME INC, 1306 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave.) where funeral services will be held Friday at 8:45 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Margaret's Church at 9:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
 
 
 

EDWARDS - Frank
12/31/1997

Departed this life suddenly on Saturday morning December 27, 1997 in Buffalo General Hospital; beloved son of the late Scott and Mary Lou Edwards; husband of Pauline (nee Wright) Edwards; beloved father of Peggy L. (late Orvin) McConico, the late Frank T. Edwards, Pamela Edwards and Thomas L. (Anna) Edwards; eight grandchildren and one pre-deceased grandchild; three great-grandchildren; three aunts; two uncles; four brother and sisters in law; also survived by a host of cousins and friends. Family will receive friends at Greater Refuge Temple of Christ, 943 Jefferson Ave., Friday January 2 at 11:00 AM, funeral services to follow at 12 noon. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by WALTER M. GRIGGS JR. FUNERAL HOME.
 
 

EDWARDS - George H. Jr.
12/31/1997

Of Amherst, NY suddenly December 30, 1997 husband of Mary Jane Weinert Edwards; father of Georgiann H. (Norb) Warnes, Gerard F. (Anne) and Christopher J. Edwards; grandfather of Sarah and Mark Warnes; brother of Robert Edwards of Phelps, NY Rose Roth and the late Ray Edwards and Warren Edwards. Friends may call Thursday & Friday 2-4 & 7-9 at the DENGLER-FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd., Eggertsville where prayers will be offered Saturday morning at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Benedict's Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Mr. Edwards was a WWII veteran and retired from Conrail & the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
 
 

ERTEL - Mildred H. (Weber)
12/31/1997

December 30, 1997 of Orchard Park, NY, beloved wife of the late Carl; dearest mother of Jeanette (Ronald) Miller; loving grandmother of Sarah and Michael Miller; sister of Erwin Weber; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received at the FRANCE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, South 3875 North Buffalo St., Orchard Park, NY, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM and Thursday 7-9 PM. Funeral home service Friday at 10 AM. Rev. Richard M. Steadman officiating.
 
 

EVES - William
12/31/1997

December 29, 1997. Dear husband of Margaret (Nies) Eves; devoted father of William (Linda) Eves, Christina D'Amato, Deborha (Thomas) DiGiantomasso and the late Mitchell Eves; grandfather of eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother of Robert (Marie) Eves. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 & 7-9 at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, where services will be held Saturday 9:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 10 AM.
 
 

FABIAN - Marion I. (Butler)
12/30/1997

December 29, 1997. Wife of Paul J. Fabian; mother of Donna Ende, Paul J., Joseph D. (Kathryn), Thomas J. (Deborah) and Robert D. (Mary) Fabian; also survived by eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral from the CHAS. F. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 982 Abbott Rd., Friday at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Martin of Tours RC Church at 9:45 AM. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Memorials may be made to the St. Martin's Restoration Fund.
 
 
 

FERRANTE - Nicola
12/31/1997

December 30, 1997 of Lancaster, NY; beloved husband of Mary (nee Marino); dearest father of Joseph (Nina), Teresa (Frank) Kidd, Donna (David) Morris; survived by grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation with family at the EDWARD J. CICHON FUNERAL HOME, 4929 Broadway, Depew on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 9:30 AM in Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Lancaster (please assemble at church). Mr. Ferrante was a member of the Lancaster V.F.W. Post No. 7275 and a retiree of Symington-Wayne Corp. Flowers gratefully declined.
 
 

GRABENSTATTER - Ann O. (nee Obringer)
12/31/1997

Of West Seneca, NY December 30th, 1997 wife of the late Elmer; beloved mother of Lois (Richard) Leonard; dearest grandmother of Ann (Ronald) Anderson and Louise Hoffman; cherished great grandmother of Emily Anna Anderson; sister of the late Joseph and Ferdinand Obringer and Margaret Doney. Family will be present Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the HOY FUNERAL HOME INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca where prayers will be said Friday morning at 10:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Nativity of Our Lord Church at 11:30. Friends invited.
 
 

GUGINO - Anthony M.
12/31/1997

Of West Seneca, NY, December 30, 1997, beloved husband of Viola (nee Guzzo); dearest father of Rose (Douglas) McCalib and Sarah (Perry) O'Connell; grandfather of Heather, Joshua, Jason, Aaron and Brianna; great-grandfather of Mariah and Alexis; brother of Harry and Joseph (Jean) Gugino. Family will be present Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the HOY FUNERAL HOME INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, where prayers will be said Friday morning at 8:45, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Our Lady of Victory Basilica at 9:30. Friends invited.
 
 

HAY - Gerald J. Sr.
12/31/1997

Of Buffalo, NY, entered into rest December 30, 1997. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Galitzdorfer) Hay; devoted father of Andrew (Susan), William (Patricia), Gerald Jr. (Christine) Hay; cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Andrea, Kevin, Robin, Amanda, Barbara and Joshua; loving son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (nee Sayers) Hay; dear brother of Albert (Thelma), Eileen Zialkowski, Dorothy Hooper; the late Selina Neuland, James and Michael Hay; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave. on Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral will be held on Friday morning at 8:15 o'clock and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 9 o'clock. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. Mr. Hay was an Army veteran of WWII.
 
 

HOFFMAN - Dorothy J. (nee Seitz)
12/31/1997

December 30, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Charles A. Hoffman; dear mother of Wayne (Margaret) Hoffman and Doreen (Henry) Monkelbaan; dear grandmother of four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister of Clara Lesnewski, Dolores Ligotti and the late Mary Stegmaier, Margaret Felger and George Seitz. No prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at St. Barnabas R.C. Church, 2049 George Urban Blvd., Depew, at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements by SAUER-LYNETT-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME.
 
 
 

JULIUS - Irene E. (nee Devine)
12/30/1997

December 29, 1997, 103 years old; beloved wife of the late A.W. 'Al' Julius; dearest mother of Donald A. (Janet) Julius of Bloomfield Hills, MI and Nancy E. (Russell) Gilbert of Ft. Meyers, FL; grandmother of six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. The family will be present to receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 PM and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Delaware Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 1132 Delaware Ave. (near West Ferry St) where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:30 AM. Friends invited.
 
 

KACZMAREK - Karen M. (nee Kelly)
12/31/1997

December 28, 1997 of Buffalo, NY, beloved wife of David B. Kaczmarek; cherished mother of Kenneth M. and Donald (Patricia) Singerland; devoted sister of Michael, Steven (Robin) Kelly, Debbie (Sam) Charczuk and Cheryl (Peter) Mistretta; loving grandmother of Donald Jr. and Nicholas David; also survived by nieces, nephews and aunts. Friends are invited to attend the inurnment service at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Rosewood Chapel), Friday at 1:00 PM. No prior visitation. Flowers gratefully declined. memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by LINK-FOX CO. INC. (885-1709).
 
 

KAMMERER - Elma M. (nee Fritz)
12/31/1997

December 30th, 1997 of Cheektowaga, NY beloved wife of the late Louis J. Kammerer; dearest mother of Mrs. Lorraine (late Kenneth) Snyder; grandmother of Susan Gruttadauria and Bradley K. (Peggy) Snyder; loving great grandmother of Marcie, Mario and Brittany. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.) where funeral services will be held Friday at 12 noon. Interment Ridge Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to Resurrection Lutheran Church.
 
 

KEANE - Stanley A.
12/31/1997

December 30, 1997, beloved husband of the late Helen Pokigo Keane; devoted father of Raymond (Joan) Keane; loving grandfather of Denise (Edward) Imiola, Paulette (Henry) Reiderer, Jennifer (Christopher) Janik and Darryl Keane; dear brother of Edward (Emilie) and Henry (Jane) Bajer; predeceased by sisters and brothers. Funeral services at the BUSZKA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2005 Clinton St, corner S. Ogden Friday at 9 AM and at St. Casimir Church at 9:30 AM. Mr. Keane was a member of the Plewacki Stamp Society. Family present Thursday only 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
 
 

KOFOED - Norman A.
12/30/1997

Suddenly December 29, 1997; age 53; beloved husband of Cheryl (nee Gullo); dear father of Adeline, Todd and Charles Kofoed; dear brother of Lucille (Gary) Sheedy; also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends Tuesday and Wednesday 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 Friday at 8:45 AM and from Blessed Sacrament Church at 9:30. Flowers gratefully delined.
 
 
 

KRAFFT - Dorothy C.
12/31/1997

December 29, 1997, daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline Grimmelt Krafft; sister of Albert (Pearl), Walter (late Lena), Germain (Irene), Irene, Raymond (Ilka) Krafft, Theresa Johnson, Ferdinand (Eleanor) Kraft, Cletus (Jean) Kraft, the late Marietta, Eugene and Richard Krafft. The family will be present to receive friends Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM, at BEACH-TUYN FUNERAL HOME INC., 5541 Main St. at Cayuga Rd., Williamsville, where services will be held Friday morning at 9:15, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Swormville at 10:00. Friends are invited. Dorothy was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the East Amherst Fire Dept.
 
 

KREUZER - William R.
12/31/1997

December 29, 1997; son of the late Joseph and Anna (Dewey) Kreuzer; dear brother of Beatrice (late Martin) English, Rev. Msgr. Gerald Kreuzer, Grace (late Bernard) Burnett, John (late Betsy) Kreuzer and the late Joseph, Norman, Marie, George and Thomas Kreuzer; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Rd. where services will be held Friday 10 AM and at Our Lady of Victory Basilica 10:30 AM. Friends invited.
 
 

KROLL - Irene Ann (Markowski)
12/31/1997

December 29th, 1997 of Cheektowaga, NY beloved wife of the late Mathew; dearest mother of Matthew Jr. (Ann), John Kroll and the late Constance Marie; loving grandmother of Matthew III, Andrew and great grandmother of Danielle Kroll; sister-in-law of Julia Markowski; predeceased by a brother and sisters. Funeral service commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Rd., Cheektowaga (2 blocks south of William St.) Friday morning at 9:15 and at St. Josaphat Church at 9:45. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Mrs. Kroll was a member of the Parish Rosary and Sacred Heart Societies, a former Eucharistic Minister and religious education instructor. Family will be present Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Villa Maria Infirmary.
 
 

LAPP - Kenneth M.
12/31/1997

December 28, 1997, of West Seneca, NY, beloved husband of the late Amelda C.; brother of Mildred Rausch and Edward (Geraldine) Lapp. Private funeral services were held at the HOY FUNERAL HOME INC. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery.
 
 

LEON - James V.
12/31/1997

December 26, 1997; darling husband of Diana (Skowron); survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; family and friends. A memorial service to be held at Cleveland Heights Christian Church, 4774 Union Rd., January 3rd at 11:00 AM.
 
 
 

MALONEY - William H.
12/31/1997

Of Orchard Park, NY, December 29, 1997, beloved husband of Helen M. (Flaherty) Maloney; father of Helen Ann (late William) Emlock, Maureen M. (David) Canary and Gail F. Maloney; grandfather of Erin, William, Christopher and Kathryn. The family will receive friends Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., E. Quaker St., Orchard Park. Services from the funeral home Friday, 9 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Nativity of Our Lord Church at 9:30 AM. Friends invited.
 
 

MASON - John H. PhD.
12/31/1997

December 27, 1997, beloved husband of Alice Tallmadge Mason; dear father of J. Parker (Lora) Mason and Beth Mason (Mark) O'Dell; grandfather of Darby E. Mason. A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Clarence, Saturday, Jan. 10, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fist Presbyterian Church of Clarence. Arrangements. G. BRIAN ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst.
 
 

McCUMBER - Russell Jon
12/31/1997

December 19, 1997, of Ft. Myers Beach, FL, formerly of Clarence, NY, beloved father of Neill, Graham, Caydie and Rusty McCumber of Moab, UT; son of Barbara J. McCumber and the late Warren McCumber; brother of Christopher (Linda) McCumber, Constance Jo (George) Brown and JoAnn Beth (Gary) Gerevics; also survived by Kay (Howe) McCumber, nine nieces and nephews, and one great-niece. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 3, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville, at 11 AM. Arrangements by SHEPARD BROS. FUNERAL HOME.
 
 

MEILLER - Katherine (Miller)
12/31/1997

December 30, 1997, wife of the late George E. Sr.; mother of Merle J. , Geraldine R. Kuntz and the late George E. Meiller; also survived by eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sister of Edna LaJoye. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, at the DENGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2070 Eggert Rd., Amherst, (between N. Bailey and Niagara Falls Blvd.), where Funeral will be held Saturday at 1030 AM. Friends invited.
 
 

MOLIERE - Patricia H.
12/29/1997

December 28, 1997; beloved sister of Dorothy M. Hess; dear cousin of Jack T. (June) Eggert; also survived by several cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Monday, January 5, 1998 at 4:00 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Drive (corner Parker Blvd.). Flowers gratefully declined.
 
 
 

OBERG - Evelyn (Wood)
12/31/1997

Of Orchard Park, NY, December 29, 1997, beloved wife of the late Axel A. Oberg; sister of Harry Wood of Palo Alto, CA. No prior visitation. A memorial service will be held Monday January 5 at 11:30 AM in the Chapel of the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. Friends invited. Arrangements by the F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC.
 
 

ORGEK - William E., Jr.
12/28/1997

Of Canaseraga, NY; December 24, 1997. Husband of Mildred Toler Orgek of Canaseraga; father of Karla Orgek of Bath, NY, Eleanor (Frank) Prusak of Buffalo and Jo Marie Orgek of Buffalo; brother of Eleanor Boltz of Orchard Park and Marie (Sam) Ternullo of Maryland; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday, January 2, 1998 from 7-9 PM at the BENDER-BRONW & POWERS FUNERAL HOME, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY; where a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 11 AM. Burial will be in Canaseraga Cemetery. Mr. Orgek was a native of Buffalo and a retiree of Bethlehem Steel. He was an Honorary Member of Bison City Rod and Gun Club and a member of St. Agatha's Parish in South Buffalo. A veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict, he had resided in Canaseraga since 1983.
 
 

POETTE - George M., Jr.
12/30/1997

December 29, 1997, of the Town of Tonawanda, NY, beloved husband of Lois J. (Perry) Poette; father of David G. and Robert J. Poette and Sheryl J. (Eric) Fitscher; grandfather of Sarah, Jessica and Kevin Fitscher; brother of Roger Poette. Friends may call Tuesday 7-9 and Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT INC. FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave., where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11. Friends invited.
 
 

PRITCHARD - Marjory E. Pike
12/31/1997

Of Virginia Beach, VA, December 28, 1997, wife of the late Arthur S. Pritchard; dear mother of Jeanne (Noel E.) Bartlo, of Tonawanda Twp., David A. (Carole), of Palm Spring, FL, Charles E. (Lori), of Greenville, SC, Marion E. Deneen, of Virginia Beach, VA, Kathleen (Edward G.) Wicks, of Akron, NY and John T. (Janet) Pritchard, of Lakeworth, FL; also survived by 26 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, Wednesday 7-9, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where Funeral will be held Friday at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Christopher's RC Church at 9:15 AM. Interment will follow at Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott, NY. Memorial contributions to Respite Care, (Older Adults), 1876 Wildwood Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23454, are preferred.
 
 

RIBBECK - Dorothy I. (nee Smith)
12/31/1997

Of Akron, NY, entered into rest December 30, 1997, daughter of Alberta (Boyer) Smith and the late Earl Smith; wife of the late Harold; loving mother of Gloria (Jack) Storms, Arlene (Edward) Berghorn, Barbara (Terry) Stanley, Katherine (Wayne) Balcerzak and Ronald; sister of the late Leon Smith; also survived by 11 grandchildren. The family will be present Wednesday from 2-8 PM to receive friends at the BERNHARDT FUNERAL HOME, 130 Main St., Akron, where Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 2, at 11 AM. No calling hours Thursday. Memorials to the Newstead Fire Company would be appreciated.
 
 
 

SKORUPSKI - Walter A.
12/31/1997

At age 87 year old, December 30, 1997 beloved husband of the late Florence (nee Toczkowski); dear father of George W. (Ellen) Skorupski, Nancy S. (Keith) Wellman and the late John L. Skorupski; father-in-law of Joanne Walsh; grandfather of James W., Patricia A., Sarah F, Suzanne J. and Scott D.; brother of Joseph, Mary, Hattie, Alexander, Rose, Florence and Frank. The family will be present Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the SAUER-LYNETT-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1933 Kensington Ave. (near Harlem) where funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:45 AM and from Christ the King Church at 9:30 AM. Mr. Skorupski was a retired employee of Cal Span and Curtiss Wright.
 
 

VOGT - Stella C. (Haniszewski)
12/31/1997

December 30th, 1997 beloved wife of the late Mathew C. Vogt; dear mother of Mathew L. (Ruth), Teresa (late Albert) LaRusch, Eleanor Ballard, Elmer P. (Toni), Gertrude (Donald) Wozniak and Raymond (Arlene) Vogt; also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren; predeceased by 6 beloved grandchildren; sister of Mary Piasecki and Edward Haniszewski. Friends received at the MICHAEL A. DiVENCENZO FUNERAL HOME, 1122 Lovejoy St. Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral will be held Friday morning at 8:45 and at St. Agnes Church at 9:15.
 
 

WINKOWSKI - Leonard
12/31/1997

Of Buffalo, NY; December 29, 1997. Beloved husband of Marie (Zuber); father of Glenn (Laura); fond grandfather of Jessica, Kristina and Amanda; brother of John (Reggie), Dolores, Rose (late Raymond) and the late Richard (late Louise) and Katherine; brother-in-law of Dolores Zawadzki and Theresa Alonzo; survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Memorial Service private. Arrangements by ERIE COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE (824-6435).
 
 

WNUK - Thomas F. Sr.
12/31/1997

December 29th, 1997 of Cheektowaga, NY beloved husband of Linda M. (nee Mordino); devoted father of Thomas F. Jr. and Lisa Marie; dearest son of the late Henry and Berniece Wnuk; dearest brother of Robert (Carol), Henry (Sharon), James (Geraldine), Carol (fiancee Mike Bechtel) and Karen (William) Finken; loving son-in-law of Mary (late Anthony) Mordino; brother-in-law of Rev. Robert F. Mordino, Anthony (Sharon), Joseph (Kathleen), Barbara, Marlene (Joseph) Faxlanger; survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.) Mass of Christian Burial at Queen of Martyrs Church Friday at 10 AM, 180 George Urban Blvd. (please assemble at Church.) Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Mr. Wnuk was a Cheektowaga Police Officer and a Vietnam Veteran.

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