Miscellaneous Erie County, New York Obituaries

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Albrecht, Mildred (Kozlowski)
December 3, 2003, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved wife of Raymond F. Albrecht; dear mother of Raymond Albrecht, Karen (Robert) Enderle, Donald (Marlene) Albrecht, Kathleen (Francis) Fasanella; dear grandmother of Raymond, Daniel, Benjamin Albrecht, Robert, Katherine Enderle; great-grandmother of Ashlee Albrecht. Funeral service from the BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 3025 William St., near Union Rd, Cheektowaga, Saturday at 9:30 AM and in St. Andrew's Church at 10 AM (Sloan, NY). Family will be present Thursday 7-9, Friday 2-4 and 7-9.

Allen, Gertrude M. (Seifert)
Of Swormville, NY, December 3, 2003, beloved wife of the late Carl H.; dearest mother of Carl (Nancy) Allen, Paul (Geri) Allen, Thomas (Janet) Allen and Ida Hoehman; loving grandmother of Michele (Mark) Haas, James (Nicole) Allen, David Allen, Taylor and Eric Allen, Karyn (Scott) Selle, Jason (Bridget) Allen, Joseph (Deborah) Hoehman Jr., Jennifer (James) Napora; great-grandmother of Victoria Allen and Conner Hoehman; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service Saturday at 9:30 AM from the URBAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 6685 Transit Rd., East Amherst (3 mi. north of Maple) and a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Swormville, at 10:00 AM. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo or St. Mary's Church, Swormville, New York.

Batorick, Marcia S. (Pokorski)
December 2, 2003, beloved wife of Joseph; dearest mother of Shellie (Dave), Shawn and Stacey (John); sister of Shirley (Jerome) Pawlak; also survived by nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday 10 AM at St. Adalbert Basilica. No prior visitation. Arrangements by ORLOWSKI SUCHOCKI FUNERAL HOME. 893-3024

Bogdan, Frank J.
December 3, 2003, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved husband of the late Julia (nee Rogacki) and the late Charlotte 'Lottie' (nee Retkowski); dearest father of Amalia 'Mollie' (John) King of New Jersey; grandfather of Laura (Wayne) Thornton, Stephanie (David) Meli, Andrea Karkowski, Sarah Karkowski and two great-granddaughters; brother of Adele (late Andrew) Kowalewski; predeceased by other brothers and sisters; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.), where funeral services will held Saturday at 9 AM and from St. John Gualbert Church at 9:30 AM. Interment St. Adalbert's Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Mr. Bogdan served in the US Army, member of Adam Plewacki Post No. 799 American Legion, member of Holy Name and Usher Societies at St. John Gualbert's, life member of Rescue Volunteer Hose Co. No. 1, life member of WNY Volunteer Firemen's Assn. and a life member of Erie County Volunteer Firemen's Assn. and a retired Supervisor of the Town of Cheektowaga Sewer Dept.

Clark, Norman E.
December 3, 2003 in the Cleveland Clinic after a short illness at the age of 73; beloved husband of Mary Lou (Thompson) Clark; loving father of Mark (Melissa) Clark, Linda (Bill) Schupp, Jeffrey (Marie) Clark and Daniel (Cindy) Clark; brother of Robert (late Eleanor) Clark, Floyd (Mary) Clark, the late Dorothy (Richard) Webb and the late Peter Clark; most loving grandfather of nine grandchildren. Norman served in the United States Navy Seabees. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 at the WATTENGAL FUNERAL HOME, 307 Oliver St, North Tonawanda. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 AM from Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Ruie Rd and Cambridge Ave., North Tonawanda. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Abiding Savior Church. Entombment will be in Acacia Park Cemetery.

Cohn, Lillian S. (Sugarman)
December 4, 2003, beloved wife of the late Marcus Cohn; dear mother of Barbara (Myron) Marshall, of San Francisco, CA and Gerald E. (Carol) Cohn, of Skokie, IL; grandmother of Kenneth, Sharon (Steve) Morris, and Jennifer Marshall and Joseph (Debbie), Darrell and Elana Cohn and three great-grandchildren; sister of Ruth Sugarman, and the late Mary Natas, Abraham Sugarman and Esther Silverschatz; sister-in-law of Isabelle Sugarman; also survived by nieces and nephews. Graveside service from Lubovitz Cemetery, (Pine Ridge Rd.), Friday at 11 AM. No prior visitations. Arrangements by AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC.

Colby, Franklyn E.
December 3, 2003; of Tonawanda, NY; husband of the late Margaret Jean Colby; dear father of Robert (Suzanne) and Theodore (Paula) Colby; grandfather of Scott (Lisa), Lisa Popp (Joseph), Suzanne Battilana (Samuel), Craig, Traci, Christopher and Patrick; also survived by five great-grandchildren. Friends may call Friday 2-5 and 7-9 PM at the HARRY A. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, 280 Grover Cleveland Hwy. at Bailey where services will be Saturday at 10 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.

Donahue, Anna M. (Brown)
December 3, 2003, beloved wife of Charles H. Donahue Sr.; dear mother of the late Charles H. and Eugene; preceased by nine brothers. Funeral from the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME INC. (Southtowns Chapel), 3155 Orchard Park Rd., Saturday at 8:30 and from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church at 9 AM. Family present Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Flowers are gratefully declined.

Edwards, Doris
December 4, 2003, Beloved wife of Paul J. Edwards. Family will be present on Saturday from 9:30-11:30 AM at the (Delaware Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1132 Delaware Avenue (near W. Ferry Street) where funeral services will follow at 11:30 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.

Furch, Evelyn (Kay)
December 3, 2003; wife of the late William J. Furch; mother of the late Louise Ann Perkins; grandmother of Mrs. Robert (Jeanne) Fisher; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service from CARLTON A. ULLRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 855 Englewood, Tonawanda, Saturday 1 PM.

Gajownik, Helen M. (Krupinski)
Of Cheektowaga, NY, entered into peace December 2, 2003, beloved wife of the late Henry Gajownik; devoted mother of the late Richard (late Patricia); cherished grandmother of Jeffrey Gajownik, Joshua and Lindsay; loving daughter of the late Stephan and Balbina (nee Gorski) Krupinski; dear sister of Anthony (late Mildred), Edward (late Ruth), late Stanley (late Betty), late John (late Stephania), late Joseph (late Jane), late Frank and the late Henry (late Florence); also survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to assemble for a Memorial Mass Saturday at Queen of Martyrs Church at 9 AM. Arrangements by MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME.

George, Teresa M. (Cammarata)
December 3, 2003. Beloved wife of the late Donald A. George; mother of the late Donald A. George; dearest sister of Mary Hovath, Sr. Florence Ann Cammarata, G.N.S.H., Frances Southworth, Ralph Cammarata and the late Charles Cammarata and Roselia McMahon; dear aunt of 14 nieces and nephews and one late nephew. No prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 9 AM from St. Leo the Great Church. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc. Teresa was a member of the Young at Hearts Club, Rosary and Altar Society and co-captain of Sunday Bingo at St. Leo the Great Church. Arrangements by the AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC.

Germony II, Arthur J.
December 3, 2003; beloved husband of Oleta (nee Larrin) Germony; dearest father of Diane (Richard) Stoll, Thomas Germony and Michael (Kimberly) Germony; dear grandfather of Jacob, Madalyn, Richard, Jr., Emily and Ian; brother of Richard (Arlene) Germony and Christopher (Nina) Germony; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present on Thursday 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC, 2600 Sheridan Dr (corner of Parker Blvd) where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 8:30 AM and from St. Amelia Church at 9 AM. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made to the Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, 780 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218 or to a charity of your choice.

Hollis, Catherine "Rene"
98, October 27, 2003. Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM, December 6 at SS Peter & Paul Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville, NY. Friends & relatives invited.

Kotas, Adele (Czechowski)
Of Alden, NY, December 4, 2003, wife of the late Peter Kotas; dear mother of Peter (Ann), James, Kenneth (Denise), Sandra (James) Conrad, Michael (Tracey) and Ronald Kotas; also survived by 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister of Loretta Coleman, Rose (late Joseph) Ruzeski, Florence (late John) Zola; pre-deceased by many brothers and sisters. Mass of Christian Burial from St. John's RC Church, Alden, Saturday at 10 AM. Assemble at church. Family will be present at CHARLES MEYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 13228 Broadway, Alden, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

Kurdys, Virginia (Tiscornia)
December 3, 2003; wife of the late Alvin Paul Kurdys Sr.; mother of the late NYS Trooper Alvin Paul Kurdys Jr.' mother-in-law of Jean Kurdys; loving grandmother of Kimberly (Maurice) Desjardins and Jonathan Paul (Carmen) Kurdys; great-grandmother of Elle Desjardins and Cailyn Rose Kurdys; sister of the late Joseph, Charles (Estelle), Angelo (Agnes) and Frank Tiscornia; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Zurbrick-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 5615 Broadway, Lancaster, NY where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM. Friends invited.

Lis, Viola M. (Pietrowski)
Of Lackawanna, NY December 3, 2003, beloved wife of the late Joseph J. 'Lefty'; dearest mother of Joseph Jr. (Joan), Barbara ( John) Bartula and the late Marsha and Patricia; grandmother of Deborah (Danny) Mack, Cheryl (Kevin) Delaney, Russell Lis, Gail Lis, Brenda Dicenso and the late David Lis; also survived by nine great-grandchildren; daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Pietrowski; sister of Edward (Lottie), Stanley and the late Alex (late Irene) Pietrowski; sister-in-law of Frances Kuryak; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from JOS. M. LITWIN FUNERAL HOME, 1629 Electric Ave. on Saturday at 9 AM and at Our Lady of Victory Basilica at 9:30. Family present Friday, 2-9 PM. Mrs. Lis was a member of OLV Rosary Society and Trac II.

Perrello Sr., Stephen J.
Age 89; December 3, 2003; beloved husband of 66 years of Josephine (Cannarozzo) Perrello; devoted father of Vincent J. (Mary Ann), Stephen J. Jr. and the late May Carol Randazzo; loving grandfather of eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law of Joseph S. Cannarozzo; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present to receive friends Friday only from 5-8 PM at the PERNA FUNERAL HOME INC., 1306 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin Ave.), where funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Blessed Sacrament Church (Claremont Ave., Kenmore) at 9:30 AM. Entombment Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions, in Mr. Perrello's memory, may be made to Greenfield Health and Rehab Center, 5949 Broadway, Lancaster, NY 14086.

Radtke Sr., Donald H.
December 3, 2003; beloved husband of Myra (nee Eyeington) Radtke; dearest father of Donald H. (Sharon) Radtke Jr., Myra (Mark) Dunning, Gail (Daniel) Berger and Norman Radtke; cherished grandfather of Heather, Patrick, Mira, Molly and the late Shawn; brother of Carrie Rosenthal and the late Marion Bitterman, Geraldine Burrill, Norman F. Radtke and Jeanette Miller. The family will be present Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Harris Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 8440 Main St. (near Harris Hill Rd.) where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Clarence Center Volunteer Fire Co. Club Room, 9415 Clarence Center Rd., Clarence Center, NY 14032. Mr. Radtke was a Retiree of General Motors.

Reif, Agnes (Noe)
December 4, 2003; Age 99, beloved wife of the late Louis Reif; dearest mother of Ronald Reif and the late Gerald and Julius Reif; dear grandmother of six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; sister of Marie Horton and the late Louis Noe, Rev. Julius Noe, Carl Noe, Loretta Noe and Clara Redden; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will be present on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr. (corner Hopkins Rd.), where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:15 AM and at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church at 10 AM. Friends invited.

Roman, Betty M. (Locke)
Of Buffalo, NY, December 4, 2003; wife of the late Chester S. Roman; dearest mother of Denise Cymny, Gordon (Deborah Szulist) Roman, Laura (Francis) Maiorana and Kathy (Joseph) Zangara; sister of Eulalia Busch and the late Robert and Edward Locke; also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Family will be present Saturday 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca where prayers will be said Monday morning at 8:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Sts. Rita and Patrick Church at 9:30. Friends invited. Flowers gratefully declined.

Steiner, Ruth (McCord)
Of Orchard Park, NY, December 1, 2003, beloved wife of the late Milfred N. Steiner; mother of James A. (Maxine), Joanne R. (Robert) Ball, John N. (Sharon) and Jeffrey (Laurie) Steiner; also survived by 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sister of the late Paul, Donald and Fred McCord; sister-in-law of Linda and Gladys McCord. No prior visitation. A Memorial Service will be held in the All Saints Lutheran Church, S-6065 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, Saturday 11 AM. Friends invited. Memorials made to Ruth Steiner Memorial Fund in c/o All Saints Lutheran Church. Arrangements F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME INC.

Strasser, Harold R.
Of Orchard Park, NY, entered into rest December 4, 2003, beloved husband of Shirley A. (nee Schwartz) Strasser; devoted father of Kenneth R. (Angie) Strasser and Jacqueline (Joseph) Liberti; cherished grandfather of Angela; fond great-grandfather of Jessica; loving son of the late Edward and Emma (nee Hoffman) Strasser; dear brother of Shirley and the late Bernard Strasser; also survived by relatives and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME, (Southtowns Chapel) 3060 Abbott Rd. near Lake Ave. on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-8 PM where funeral services will immediately follow. Mr. Strasser served in the United States Army.


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