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Lancaster Obits for the week of Sunday, Oct. 19

BY: Metro Source Staff | October 19, 2014

DeLONG - Richard L. of Depew passed away October 10, 2014; beloved husband and soul mate of Ardel (Mayer); loving father of Shane DeLong; special daddy to Dusty; son of Rose DeLong and the late Lloyd (late Jackie); brother of Thomas (Joann); brother-in-law of Sharron Kryman, Diane (late Curtis) Snyder and Linda (Edward) Fisher; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family received relatives and friends at the Wendel & Loecher, Inc. Funeral Home, in Lancaster, Monday where services were held Tuesday morning. Richard was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a Vietnam Marine Corps veteran. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue, PO Box 1064, Cheektowaga, NY 14225.

HAND - Fred C. of Lancaster entered into rest October 12, 2014; beloved husband of the late Clara (nee Seufert) and the late Cassie (nee Burford); devoted father of Keith (Cindi) and Ken (Jen); stepfather of Debra (James) Mazurek, Mark (Nancy) Stonebraker; loving grandfather of Sarah Payne; great-grandfather of Mackenzie and Cameron; dear brother of Shirley (late Bob) Muellershoen, Wilfred (Terri), Patricia (Ed) Lipinski, Raymond (Maggie), Gerri (Jim) Greene and Earl (Phyllis); also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitations were held in the Cichon-Borgosz Funeral Home, Inc., in Depew, Wednesday, where funeral services were held Thursday. Hand was a member and past president of the Lancaster Lions Club, former commander of the Twin Village VFW Post #463 and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Lancaster obits for the week of Sunday, Oct. 12

BY: Metro Source Staff | October 12, 2014

KLOCK - Lynda Jane of Lancaster passed away September 24, 2014, losing her battle with cancer at age 69, dearest wife of over 30 years to David A. Klock; daughter of the late Kenneth L. and Mavis E. Lord; survived by her two children, Laurie Van Wagenen, Ralph Daniels and stepchildren Phil, Stephen and Mark Klock; also survived by nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. Light supper to follow. All friends and family are welcome to join in the celebration of her life.

COHAN - Michael J. of Lancaster died September 29, 2014; beloved husband and best friend of Sharon (Pula); loving father of James M. (Meghan), John F. (Kelli Novak); grandfather of Emmy Elizabeth, Margaret Maureen Cohan, Chase Novak; predeceased by brothers; survived by nieces and nephews. Family received relatives and friends at the Wendel & Loecher Inc. Funeral Home, in Lancaster, on Sunday with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Mary's RC Church, Lancaster, Monday morning. Michael was a Navy veteran and retired from Bethlehem Steel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation.

MARYANSKI - Robert C. of Lancaster entered into rest September 30, 2014; beloved husband of the late Esther (Delzer); loving father of Robert C. Jr. (Evelyn), Barbara (Robert) Klas, Thomas (Patty), Donald (Mary), Rebecca (Ken) Hermann and Nancy Beicke; grandfather of 12; great-grandfather of nine. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's RC Church, Lancaster, Saturday morning. No prior visitation. Arrangements by Wendel & Loecher, Inc.

WEIBEL - Dorothy C. (nee Nosbisch) of Lancaster passed away October 2, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Vincent; loving mother of Gary, Donald (Mary), Maryann (Kenneth) Dobmeier and the late David Weibel; grandmother of Matthew (Kristin) Dobmeier, Peter (Helena) Dobmeier, Kristina (Shawn) Jackson and Dennis (Angie) Weibel; great-grandmother of eight; predeceased by brothers and sisters; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family received relatives and friends at the Wendel & Loecher Inc., Funeral Home, in Lancaster, on Sunday with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, in Bowmansville Monday morning. Dorothy was very active at Sacred Heart Church. Dorothy and her husband Vincent owned and operated Nosbich's Grocery Store in Lancaster for many years.

Lancaster Obits for the week of Sunday, Sept. 21

BY: Metro Source Staff | September 21, 2014

FINK - Elijah R.J. & Aaryonna E. September 3, 2014 and August 29, 2014, of Lancaster; beloved children of Brandon J. Fink and Jessica A. Leising; grandchildren of Richard Fink, Joanne Furlano, Debra Leising and the late Robert Leising; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitations were held Tuesday at The Urban Brothers Funeral Home, Inc., in East Amherst. A Catholic Wake Service was held Tuesday evening. Memorials may be made to Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

VOSS - M. Jane (Lloyd) (nee Mifflin) of Lancaster, formerly of Collegeville, Pa., passed away September 4, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. at the Manor at Greenfield's, 5953 Broadway, Lancaster. Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Hospice House, c/o Buffalo Hospice, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227 and Laurel House, Norristown, PA. Complete obituary and guest book at www.Wattengel.com

MIRCO - Kelly A. (nee Lindamer) of Lancaster died September 11, 2014, at the age of 45; beloved wife of John L. Mirco; loving mother of Nicole M., Matthew K. and Luke A. Mirco; cherished daughter of Albert and Betty (nee Goodwin) Lindamer; dear sister of Keith (Beth) Lindamer, Karen (Daniel) Tomasello and Kevin (Amanda) Lindamer; adored daughter-in-law of Sharon (nee Ianello) and the late Karl Mirco; caring sister-in-law of Michele (Kirk) Brown, Michelle Palladino and Andrea (Chris) Stechenfinger; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family was present on Monday and Tuesday at the (Lancaster/Depew Chapel) Amigone Funeral Home, Inc., in Depew. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday from Our Lady of Pompeii Church, in Lancaster. Share condolences at www.AMIGONE.com

RIGGS - Florence C. (nee Backlas) of Lancaster entered into rest September 11, 2014, at the age of 95; beloved wife of the late Shirl C. Riggs, Jr.; dearest mother of Joseph F. (Ann) Riggs, Karen A. (Dennis) Stoklosa and Wayne D. (Joanne) Riggs; loving grandmother of five grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren; dear sister of the late Conrad Backlas, Edward Backlas, Ann Mioducki and Chester Backlas; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family was present to receive friends on Sunday at the (Lancaster Depew Chapel) Amigone Fuenral Home, Inc., in Depew, where Funeral Services were held Monday morning. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. Please share your condolences at www.AMIGONE.com

Lancaster Obits for the week of Sunday, Sept. 7

BY: Metro Source Staff | September 07, 2014

BROMLEY - Maryann of Lancaster passed away August 29, 2014; beloved mother of Kelly (Chuck) McLaughlin, Krista (Doug Rood) Bojt, Matthew (Jennefer) Bojt; loving grandmother of Chanceton Puinno, Cody Kirsch, Brandon, Natalie, Beckham Bojt, Jianna Weiner, Megyn and Kayla McLaughlin; sister of Richard (Denice) Bromley, Theresa (Bruce) Zerr, Frances Wery and Gerard (Kimberly) Bromley. Family received relatives and friends at the Wendel & Loecher, Inc. Funeral Home, in Lancaster, on Tuesday with services held in the evening. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation.

DEIBOLDT - George C. of Lancaster died August 29, 2014, at the age of 90; beloved husband of Gloria A. (nee Stadelman) Deiboldt; dearest father of George C. (Jill), Gary P. (Claudia) and Gregg E. (Laura) Deiboldt: loving grandfather of Dr. David (Dr. Holly), Dr. Michael, Robert, Adam Deiboldt, Pamela (Toby) Nitzsche, Eric and Neil (Margaret) Deiboldt; great-grandfather of Daniel, Riley and Ethan Deiboldt; dear brother of Lita Miosi, the late Louis and Raymond Deiboldt. The family was present on Thursday at the Zurbrick-Amigone Funeral Home, in Lancaster, where funeral services were held on Friday morning and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Gabriel Church. Please share your condolences at www.AMIGONE.com

GALLSON - Phillip J. of Williamsville, formerly Lancaster, entered into rest August 26, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Marian G. Gallson; dear father of Phillip F. (Kathleen) Gallson, Sharlene (John) Buszka and Christopher (Jolleen) Gallson; cherished grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of two; leaves behind two sisters living in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. No prior visitation. Body was donated to SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine. Friends were invited to attend memorial service at Cheektowaga Community Baptist Church, in Cheektowaga, on Friday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to Cheektowaga Community Baptist Church.

SZATKOWSKI - RoseMary (nee Avino) of Lancaster, passed away August 31, 2014; beloved wife of the late Ronald; devoted mother of Sharon (Joseph) Marlinski, Barbara (Donald) Bergum and the late Daniel (Michele); loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; dear daughter of Emily (nee Wisniewski) and the late Neil Avino; sister of Joseph, James (Martha), Anna Marie Janora and the late Phillip (Johanna) Avino; loyal companions Riley and Chloe. Visitations were held at the Cichon-Borgosz Funeral Home, Inc., in Depew, on Wednesday. Relatives and friends were invited to a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, in Lancaster, Thursday morning.

Lockport obits for the week of May 12

BY: Metro Source Staff | May 18, 2014

SCHAFER, Florence T. passed away May 7, 2014, in Newfane Healthcare and Rehab Center.

Born in Somerset on March 17, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Emma Arnold Mead. Florence was a Matron for the Niagara County Sheriffs Department for 25 years, retiring in 1994.

Florence was the mother of Charles (Jackie Ward) Schafer of Lockport, Craig (Mary) Schafer of Tonawanda and Rick (Jill) Schafer of Lockport; grandmother of SIX; and great-grandmother of 11. She was the sister of Charles Mead, Dorothy Chaffee and Charlotte Kuzma. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in Wrights Corners Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimers Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221-7380 would be appreciated.

CROWFIELD, Willie passed away May 4, 2014 under the care of Niagara Hospice.

Born in Tuskegee-Milstead, Ala. on Aug. 12, 1938, he was the son of Willie Dean and Ludie Pearl (Williams) Crowfield.

Willie served in the US Army from 1956 to 1959 in Germany with Elvis Presley.

He worked for Harrison Radiator where he was a welder retiring in 1990 after 25 years. Willie enjoyed playing chess, cards, fishing and horses.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Estep) Crowfield of Niagara Falls; father of Tara (Christopher) Clayton of Lockport; step-father of Kimberly and Vincent Watts both of Niagara Falls; grandfather of Branun, Brynell Middleton, Jaheim Clayton, Brianna Knudson and Shalayna Knudhur; brother of Johnny Riley of Alabama and Sharon Bienaime of Winterhaven, Fla.; also a host of nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in North Ridge Cemetery.

Cheektowaga obituaries for the week of Friday, May 16

BY: Metro Source Staff | May 16, 2014

KOZLOWSKI, Patricia A. (nee Kubiak)

May 11, 2014 of Cheektowaga, NY; Beloved wife of Leonard E. Kozlowski. Dearest mother of Carl (Sarina), Julie and Mary Ellen Kozlowski. Dear grandmother of Bianca and Mariah. Daughter of the late Stephen and Florence (nee Rogacki) Kubiak. Sister of the late Stephen Jerome (Elaine) Kubiak. Aunt of April (Richard) Bickart, Stephen (April) Kubiak and Edward Kubiak. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, contributions may be made to either Hospice Buffalo 225 Como Park Blvd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227 or The ALS Association 1275 K Street NW, Suite 250 Washington, DC 20005.

JAKUBOWSKI, Nancy A., 65, of Cheektowaga, passed away May 9 at Hospice Buffalo, after a long battle with cancer; A Loving mother, she is survived by her children David (Sandy) Jakubowski, Ann Marie Pieszala, and Michael (Phoebe) Jakubowski. 

Devoted grandmother of Matthew, April, Megan (Mike), Emily, Ethan and Mason.

The dearest sister of Marlene (Kenneth) Gabriel and James (Rose) Byczynski.

Nancy was also survived by her Aunt Theresa Jendrasik and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

NOWICKI, Mildred, 83, suddenly passed away on May 7; a retiree of Rich Products in Buffalo. Passed away at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, in Tonawanda, early Wednesday Morning. 

Mildred was the beloved wife of the late Edward L. Nowicki and devoted daughter of the late Mahlon James Ayers and the late Nathanielle "Aimee Nellie" (nee Clere) Ayers.

She was the dearest sister of Nanatte (late Gil) Kepner, Edith (late John) Derasmo, the late James Ayers, the late Lee (Stan) Witzak and also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Lockport obits for the week of May 9

BY: Metro Source Staff | May 12, 2014

JAYNES, Marie C. passed away May 4, 2014 in the Odd Fellow Rebekah Health Care Facility, under the care of Niagara Hospice.

Marie was born Aug. 30, 1921 in Lockport, the daughter of the late William and Sophie (Krull) Conley. Marie worked for several years at the Retailer.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid of the church, lifetime member of the P.T.A., enjoyed playing cards and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Marie was predeceased by her husband, Walter C. Jaynes on June 13, 2001; and son, Walter C. Jaynes, III on July 16, 2003.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Richard) Lemley of Lockport; grandsons, Andrew (Meghan) Beakman of Syracuse and Matthew (Katherine) Beakman of Buffalo; and great-grandson, Jackson Beakman.

Interment will be in Wrights Corners Cemetery. Memorials to the charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.pruddenandkandt.com.

WEBB, Dawn, entered into rest on April 30, 2014.

She was born in Lockport to the late Frank and Esther (Schieble) Albee.

A daughter, Dena Lopez of Lockport survives Dawn. She is also survived by grandsons, Eric Windnagle and Joshua Lopez; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be private. Arrangements by Ross Funeral Home Gaul Chapel. Visit www.gaulfuneralhome.com to share memories and condolences with Dawns family.

BURHANS, Barbara C. (Sugarman) of Lockport died on May 5, 2014 at her home.

Born Dec. 29, 1933 in Buffalo, she was the daughter of Martin and Emma Sugarman.

Barbara was a graduate of Lafayette High School and Bryant & Stratton College.

She was the office manager of The Harry H. Moore Corporation for nearly 40 years.

Barbara actively supported her husband Bills efforts in the founding of several organizations including Tuscarora Yacht Club, Niagara Packard Club and Burhans in America since 1660. They were members of Royal Canadian Yacht Club and The Ale and Quail Club.

Over the years, she enjoyed many activities that included sailing and cruising on Lake Ontario, Book Club and Home Bureau meetings, league bowling, antique car shows and playing backgammon. She also contributed to the restoration of the interiors of their antique Packard collection.

Her husband, William E. Bill Burhans predeceased Barbara.

She is survived by three sons, Mark (Debra) of Elba, Keith (Susanne) of Irondequoit and Bryan (Karen) of Tonawanda; and two daughters, Lynn and Daryl of Lockport; her brother, Louis (Nancy) Sugarman of Auburn Corners, Ohio; and her sister, Daryl (John) Martin of Edenton, N.C. Her seven grandchildren, Karen, Gretchen, Lauren, Kristen, Allison, Sarah and William, also survive her.

Burial will be at Cold Springs Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made in Barbaras memory to: Alzheimers Association or Niagara Hospice, Inc.

Visit www.pruddenandkandt.com.

Lancaster Obits for the weeks of Sunday, May 11

BY: Metro Source Staff | May 11, 2014

WEIL - Margaret M. (nee Setter) of Lancaster passed away April 30, 2014, at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Orian F. Weil; dearest mother of Jerome F. Weil, Dennis O. (Kathy) Weil, Douglas B. (Vickie Elder) Weil and the late Christine M. Weil; loving grandmother of five grandchildren and five great- grandchildren; dear sister of Dorothy M. Setter and the late Ruth Layer. There will be no prior visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31 at The Greenfields Manor Auditorium. Arrangements by the Zurbrick-Amigone Funeral Home. Please share your condolences at www.AMIGONE.com

BYRNES - Raymond C. Sr. of Depew entered into enteral rest April 30, 2014; beloved husband of Margaret M. (Hilly) Byrnes; dearest father of David C. (Jane) Byrnes, Mary Catherine (William) Phelps, Raymond "Dick" III (Katherine), Peter G. (Nancy), John S. and William M. (Kathleen) Byrnes; also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brother of the late Robert (Margaret M.) Byrnes; also survived by nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Family and friends were invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Philip the Apostle Church, in Cheektowaga, Tuesday morning. Memorials may be made to Fr. Baker Manor. Byrnes was an Army Air Force combat veteran of WWII. Arrangements by Erie County Cremation Service. Please share your condolences at www.cfhecc.com

SCOTT - David E. Jr. of Lancaster died May 2, 2014; loving father of Henyia Scott; dearest son of David and Judy Scott; brother of Christie Towles, James Towles and Michael Scott; also survived by Krysten Scott, many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew and cousins. Visitations were held Thursday at the Paul A. Kloc Blossom Chapels Inc., in West Seneca.

North Tonawanda Obituaries for the week of Friday, May 2

BY: Metro Source Staff | May 03, 2014

BELLANTI, John A., 85, of Tonawanda, died April 27, 2014. Beloved husband of Antoinette J. (nee Rampino) Bellanti; devoted father of Ann Marie and Dominic Bellanti; dear brother of Santina (James) Sullivan, Anna Marie (Gerald) Wagner and the late Peter, Dominic Jr., Joseph Bellanti, Joanna Insinna and Robert Bellanti; also survived by nieces and nephews.

AIELLO, Joseph, 94, of North Tonawanda, died Sunday, April 27, 2014. Aiello was born in Palermo, Sicily, May 22, 1919 to Salvatore and Maria (Ingrassia) Aiello. Joseph came to the United States at the age of 18 months, he attended Canisus College and University of Buffalo. He was a Golden Glove Champion for three straight years in 1937, 38, and 39; Welter Weight; retired from Bell Aircraft after 43 years of services. He was the President of the union UAW 501, UAW, AFL 1286 for 40 years. He was also the security guard for President Kennedy when he visited Bell. He was the president of Bell Aircraft Bowling League, a Auxiliary Policeman for 30 years for Buffalo and North Tonawanda, and worked as a Designing Engineer. In his spare time he was an avid smelt catcher and hunter. Joseph was predeceased by his wife, Angela (Caputy) Aiello, daughter, Maria Mayes, grandson Marchello Aiello, sister, Rose (Sam) Merlo, brother , Frank (Mary) Aiello.

Aiello is survived by his children Joseph S. (Karen) Aiello, Rosann (Richard) Schweickhard, Lawrence J., Michealina (Richard) Desimone, Grandfather of 8, great grandfather of 10, also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

North Tonawanda Obituaries for the week of Friday, April 25

BY: Metro Source Staff | April 28, 2014

AGOSTON, Anna B. (nee Frey), 89, of the Town of Tonawanda, passed away April 4, 2014, in Potomac, MD, beloved wife of the late Eugene A. Agoston; devoted mother of Gregory E. (Lynne) Agoston; loving grandmother of Spencer Gilbert and Riley Marie; daughter of the late Theodore and Frances (nee Bitter) Frey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

GIESS, RoseMarie (nee Balone) April 19, 2014, beloved wife of 56 years to Donald E. Giess; dearest mother of Marilyn (Richard) Ferguson, Diana Giess and SallyAnn Giess; devoted grandmother of Richie and Michael Ferguson; dear sister of Carl, Salvatore (Kathy), the late Angie, Charles and Ignatius Balone; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. RoseMarie was a member of the Neumann Guild, Town of Tonawanda Home Bureau, an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice-Buffalo, Inc.

STERNER, Paul William Jay, suddenly on April 16, 2014, age 22, loving son of Brenna D. (nee Morris) and Jeffrey Norman; caring brother of Courtney (Stephen), Debbie and Sophia; also survived by loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Paul will live on in others as an organ donor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Pauls name to SABAH, INC. TARTICK, Christine (nee Cione), of Tonawanda, entered into rest April 19, 2014, at the age of 86, beloved wife of 62 years of Samuel M. Tartick, Sr.; devoted mother of Samuel Jr. (Deborah) Tartick, Janet (David) Tartick Chudy, Paul (Maria) Tartick, Lori Armenia and Steven (Elaine) Tartick; cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; loving daughter of the late Louis and Loretta Cione; dear sister of Jeane (late Lawrence) LoBocchiaro, Anthony (Maryann) Cione and the late Joseph (late Audrey) Cione; cherished by many other loved ones.