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|ALESSI - Josephine K.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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
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.
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
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.
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)
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
EVES - William
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)
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
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)
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.
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.
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
HOFFMAN - Dorothy J. (nee Seitz)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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)
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.
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
POETTE - George M., Jr.
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
PRITCHARD - Marjory E. Pike
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)
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
SKORUPSKI - Walter A.
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)
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
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.
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.