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Lancaster Obits for the week of Sunday, Sept. 8

BY: Community Papers of WNY Staff | September 04, 2013

RUPP - Charlotte Betty (nee Howes) of Lancaster died Aug. 29, 2013; beloved wife of the late Albert; loving mother of Paulette Mayo and Deborah (Garry) Handzlik; grandmother of Marla (John) Witkowski, Garry (Sara) Handzlik and Gregory Handzlik; great-grandmother of McKenna Witkowski and Ryan Handzlik. Funeral services will be held privately with the family. Donations may be made in Charlotte's name to the American Heart Association .

HEWSON - Dennis R. of Lancaster entered into eternal rest Aug. 30, 2013; beloved husband of Deborah (Olkowski); loving father of Nicole Thompson; grandfather of Taylor Thompson; brother of James (Joy), Gail Hewson, Judy (Donald) Pequeen and the late Patrick (late Isabelle); also survived by nieces and nephews. Family received relatives and friends at the Wendel & Loecher, Inc. Funeral Home, in Lancaster, Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Lancaster, Tuesday morning.

BROWN - Brenda Roseanne of Depew passed away at the age of 51 Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Daughter of William "Warren" Brown of Springville TN and the late Nellie "Coe" Bishop Brown; sister of the late Bradley Warren Brown; also survived by an uncle, Paul R. (Julia) Brown of Springville, TN, cousin Nathaniel Brown of Cookerville, TN and great aunt Lois Brown of Paris, TN; special friend of Norma Brown Steele, Paris, TN, Silvia Reasons, Springville, TN, Judy Shanley, Buffalo, NY and Valerie Sharp, Buffalo, NY. Brenda graduated from St. Mary's School for the Deaf in Buffalo, NY and worked for Southeast Works in Depew, NY. While Brenda lived with severe hearing and speech difficulty, she always approached life with a positive upbeat non-defeatist attitude. Most significantly she battled pancreatic cancer for the last year, during which time she taught her family and friends what is important in life. Memorial Service was held Thursday Sept.5, 2013 at the Memorial Garden Gazebo at Southeast Works, 181 Lincoln St., Depew, NY. Burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery, Paris, TN.

TRESP - Jayden T. of Depew entered into rest suddenly Aug. 30, 2013; beloved son of Jason Tresp and Adrianne Hettinger; loving brother of Sean D'Andrea; adored grandson of Robert (Janice) Tresp, Diane Munley and Glenn Hettinger, Sr.; also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends visited the Lombardo Funeral Home (Northtowns Chapel), on Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Amelia's Church, in Tonawanda, Thursday morning. Online condolences may be made at www.lombardofuneralhome.com

FROST - Barbara (nee Stoetzel) of Lancaster passed away Sept. 1, 2013; beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Gregory, Jeffrey (Mary Anne), Thomas (Tracey), Judith (Jamie) DeWald and James; grandmother of Tiffany, Donald, Ashley, Joseph, Andrew, Jacob, Ian, Madison, Dylan and Brennah; sister of David (Barbara) and Linda (late Bill) Pratt. Funeral Services will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster, Saturday morning at 10 AM. No prior visitations. Please assemble at church.

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