Our Obituaries

Doris M. Turner

March 9, 1925 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Robert E. Raiff

August 1, 1927 - December 8, 2017

RAIFF - Robert E.December 8, 2017. Dear husband of the late Roberta; dear father of Mark C. (Vicki), Cynthia A. (John) McClellen, and Nancy M. (Rob) Bloomquist; also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Brother of Edward, Jack, late Thomas Raiff, and Susan Sharp. Robert, with his wife, traveled around the world making some life-long friends along the way. Robert loved to...
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Peggy Ann Whitmire

April 25, 1953 - December 6, 2017

WHITMIRE - Peggy Ann (nee Minton) 64, of Grand Island, NY, December 6, 2017 after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by her family. Loving wife of Rick; beloved mother of Scott (Kelly), Jennifer (Robert) Galvano, Daniel (Jennifer) and Rick (Keri) Whitmire, Jr. Survived by nine grandchildren and onegreat-grandchild; daughter of Eileen and the late George Minton; sister of Kathleen (Rick) Watson...
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Jean Adele Bart

January 1, 1925 - November 30, 2017

BART - Jean Adele November 30, 2017, daughter of the late Stanley and Charlotte Bart; sister of the late John S. (Mary) Bart; aunt of John C. (Lisa) Bart; survived by one grandniece and one grandnephew. Jean was a talented piano player with a keen appreciation for art, classic films and fine foods. No prior visitation.Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Amelia RC...
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Almon L. Hazard

July 11, 1930 - November 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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John M. Gehl

December 29, 1928 - November 20, 2017

GEHL - John M.Age 88 of Sanborn, NY, November 20, 2017. Husband of the late Eleanor, Faith, and Jean Gehl; loving father of Pamela (Alan) Argue; step-father of John (Tomasina) Bergey, Frances (Jerry) George, Faith (Chet) Czop, Sabrina Lindsey, Sharon Cooper, and Diane (David) Michalak; survived by 13 grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren; brother of Joseph (Evelyn) and the late Nicholas Gehl...
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Eugene Anthony Mankowski

November 22, 1926 - November 19, 2017

Mankowski - Eugene A. 90, of Memphis, died on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Full obituary details may be viewed online at www.MemphisFuneralHome.netEugene A. Mankowski, 90, of Memphis, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at his home. The viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 29, and funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 1425 East Shelby...
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Carol Morreale

October 9, 1930 - November 9, 2017

MORREALE - Carol "Calogera"(nee Alaimo) November 9, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Carmelo; loving mother of Gus (Mary Ann), Maria (Joseph) Mendola, Angelo (the late Thelma), the late Russell, and the late Charles (Rosalia) Morreale; grandmother of 8, greatgrandmother of 6; daughter of the lateRosario and Angela Alaimo; sister of Josephine (the late Sam) Falcone, Carmen (Josphine) Alaimo, Santa ...
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Mary Elizabeth McConnell

October 23, 2017

McCONNELL - Mary Elizabeth (nee Heath) Age 74, in Kenmore, NY, October 23, 2017. Mother of Murphy (Dennis Glover) McConnell and Effie (Christopher) Cowell; grandmother of Kyle, David Glover and Braden Cowell; sister of Susan Campbell. Mary was born April 21, 1943 to John and Mabel Heath. She was raised in Kenmore, NY and attended Kenmore West Senior High School. Married John F. McConnell on...
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Irene M. Steszewski

September 8, 1923 - October 22, 2017

STESZEWSKI - Irene M. (nee Witkowski) October 22, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Conrad J. Steszewski; devoted loving mother of Carol A. (Warren) Kumm, Paul M. (Nancy E.) Steszewski, Elaine M. (Leonard) Winter, Jacqueline M. (John) Cunningham, Jerry J. (Robin), Lawrence V. (Cynthia), and the late Ralph C. (late Marie) Steszewski; also survived by 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren;...
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Mary Ann Perry

August 2, 1927 - October 20, 2017

PERRY - Mary Ann (nee Suchan)October 20, 2017. Wife of the late John A. Perry, Sr.; dear mother of Judith, John A., Jr. (Jill), Marc (late David Rayon) and Michael (Susan) Perry; grandmother of Christopher (Jessica) Walters, Jamie (Matthew) Kemp, Katherine (Sean) Kipp, Jennifer, Emma, John A. III "Jack" Perry; great-grandmother of Corinne, Elise, Alex, Maggie; great-great-grandmother of Luna;...
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Patricia A. WALKER

February 26, 1935 - October 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Ruth R. Gawor

August 8, 2017 - October 16, 2017

GAWOR - Ruth R. (nee Pastor) October 16, 2017. Wife of the late Edward J. Gawor; mother of Kathleen (Thomas J.) Doubt, Thomas L. (Tracy) Gawor, and Beverly Gawor-Wagonblott; sister of the late Charles L. (June), Louis E. (late Grace) Pastor Jr., Virginia (late Frank) Niemiec; survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may call Friday 3-7pm at the dengler,...
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Patricia R. Leberer

October 4, 1928 - October 16, 2017

LEBERER - Patricia R. (nee Reilly) October 16, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Richard J. Leberer, MD; dearmother of Janet M. Lopez, Mary Pat (Frank) Battaglia, Joseph P., MD (Diane) and Daniel R. (Betsy) Leberer; also survived by 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister of Mary Ann Wetter. Friends may call Thursday, 4-8 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave.,...
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John M. Border

February 14, 1944 - September 20, 2017

BORDER JR. - John M.September 20, 2017; beloved father of Julie Ann (Paul) Paradowski and Kathleen Marie (Sam Trigilio) Scheuer; lifetime friend of Jeanne Border; dear grandfather of Jessica (Philip Trzyzewski), Zachary Paradowski, Ryan Scheuer, Alexander Paradowski and Jacob Scheuer; great-grandfather of Layla and Canan; brother of Linda (Michael) Manhardt and the late Douglas G. (Jane) Border....
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Richard Ball

September 15, 2017

BALL - Richard F. September 15, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Sally Ball; loving father of Christine Luehrsen, Richard (Susan) Ball and Kathleen (John) Wolff; dear grandfather of Robert Luehrsen, R.J. (Katie), Douglas and Matthew Ball; great-grandfather of Parker, Andersen and Syndey Ball; brother of Peggy Radi, Barbara Foley and the late Patty Sauerwein. Mass of Christian Burial will be...
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Barbara D. Harden

November 20, 1955 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Wanda S. Swierczynski

September 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Wanda S. Swierczynski

October 18, 1920 - September 13, 2017

SWIERCZYNSKI - Wanda S. (nee Wojda) September 13, 2017. Wife of the late Matthew G. Swierczynski; dear mother of Melanie A. (Stuart) Kershner, Melissa M. (David) O'Dell, Susan A. (Tavie) Latona, and the late Claudia S. Jump; dear grandmother of Christopher Bishop, John Bishop, Nicole Hill, Hudson Kershner, Marisa Lombardo and Brandon Salinas; great-grandmother of Harold Hill Jr., Hunter Hill...
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Donald W. Richard

June 5, 1925 - September 10, 2017

RICHARD - Donald W. September 10, 2017, age 92. Beloved husband of the late Sally (nee Tripi) Richard; loving father of Sally Ann (late Tim) Houck of Gleason, TN and Mary Ellen (Ron) Gerst of Redington Shores, FL; dedicated grandfather of Tim (Laura) Houck, Kristie (Robert) Cluck, Brian (Kerrie) and Kevin Houck; survived by eight great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild; brother of...
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Richard K. Klepfer

March 3, 1946 - August 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Robert Herrmann

November 25, 1934 - August 28, 2017

HERRMANN - Robert W. August 28, 2017. Beloved husband of Barbara (Hart) and the late Diane Herrmann (Flohr). Loving father of William (Pam), Lee Ann (Lancz) Griswold, Cheryl Spence, and Kristin Cruz. Survived by fourteen loving grandchildren. Grandfather of the late Ashlyn Levi and two great-grandchildren. Dearest stepfather of Cynthia (Craig) Kohler, Marcia (Ali) Shaw, and Carolyn (Kurt) Frank....
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Patricia A. McNerney

November 14, 1946 - August 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Marjorie H. Flanagan

April 29, 1928 - August 17, 2017

FLANAGAN - Marjorie H. (nee Hasselbeck) August 17, 2017, age 89, born April 29, 1928. Wife of the late John N. Flanagan; mother of Katherine F. (late Ronald) Ring of Watertown, NY and Sheila A. (Gerald Vanderheite) Flanagan of Newfane, NY; grandmother of Alexander Flanagan Moskal (fiancee Jamie Monaco); sister of Eugene (late JoAnn) Hasselbeck. Friends may call Monday 4-8 PM at the DENGLER,...
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Letha Placzkowski

September 6, 1944 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Marie R. Duggan

June 4, 1925 - August 4, 2017

DUGGAN - Marie R. (nee Kane) August 4, 2017 in Orlando FL, formally of Buffalo NY. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Duggan, Sr.; dearest mother of Annmarie R. (William) Pignatora of Clermont FL, and Robert J. (Janice) Duggan D.P.M. of Windermere FL; devoted grandmother of Sean M. Dugganof Mountain View, CA and Katherine E. Duggan of Windermere, FL; sister-in law of Matthew (Jean) Duggan,...
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Ann Cooper

December 17, 1924 - July 29, 2017

COOPER - Ann (nee Lucsok)July 29, 2017, beloved wife of the late Kermit Cooper; loving mother of Shelley (Bruce) Patterson and Lori (Mark)Engl; dearest grandmother of Karen, Brian, Lynn and Kevin; great-grandmother of Melody Ann; dear sister ofCharles Lucsok, Veronica (late Paul) Neiss, Joseph (late Patricia) Lucsok, Elizabeth (Joseph) Scrivo and the lateMary Arbeiter and Helen (late William)...
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John J. Dill

June 19, 1917 - July 23, 2017

DILL - John J. Age 100 years and 34 days, July 23, 2017, beloved and devoted husband of 71 years to Alice (nee Zauner) Dill; loving father of John (Suzi) Dill, Judith (Richard) Winters, Nancy (late John) Hughey, Diane (Pete) Wierchowski and the late Donald Dill; dearest Papa of Douglas (Nicole), Rick (Trina), Emily,Kyle, Shana M.D., Patrick and Donald; also survived by five great-grandchildren;...
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Marian Boeck

April 27, 1921 - July 23, 2017

BOECK - Marian J. (nee Ricotta) July 23, 2017, beloved wife of the late Harry F.; loving mother of Barbara (Mickey) Kavanagh, Thomas M. (Diane), Diane (Michael) Scardino, Linda (Jim) Gray, Karen (Kevin) Curran and Mia (Steve) Gallivan; also survived by 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sister of the late Frances Mango, Estelle, Joseph, Paul and Thomas...
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David W. Evans

January 2, 1957 - July 17, 2017

EVANS - David W. Jr. July 17, 2017, beloved husband of Darlene S. (nee Stobie); loving father of Dawn M., William D., Kaitlyn M. Evans; dearest son of Barbara A. and the late David W. Evans Sr.; dear brother of Lynne A. (William J.) McCarthy, Brian C. (Linda) Evans, Lisa M. (Anthony) Ingrassia; survived by many life long friends, nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the...
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Elizabeth L. Knox

January 9, 1922 - July 15, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) Knox, age 95, passed away peacefully at Scripps Memorial Hospital in LaJolla, California, surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 15, 2017. She was born on January9, 1922 in Forest Hills, New York to Frederick C. and Emma (Grauerholtz) Wissel, and was the youngest of four children.Betty attended Hunter College in New York and worked as a model for R.H. Macy & Company in...
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Dolores E. Lane

July 14, 1935 - July 15, 2017

Dolores (Lori) Ellen (Sullivan) Lane, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Buffalo Hospice.Lori was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 14, 1935 to Joseph Sullivan and Mary Eleanor (Shea) Sullivan. She had two sisters, Sheila and Maureen. She attended Mt. St. Mary Academy where she made life-long friends and graduated in 1957. She attended the University of Buffalo as an Englishmajor....
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Peter M. LONGO

February 16, 1946 - July 13, 2017

LONGO - Peter M., Jr. July 13, 2017. Beloved husband of Gloria J. (nee Czapko); loving father of Andrea E. (David Carter) Longo Carter, Kristina J. Longo; dearest grandpa of Ted P. and Andrew D.M. Carter; dear brother of Andrew T. (Marilou) Longo; cousin of Carol Knerr and Thomas DiStefano; brother-in-law ofGeorge J. (Bonnie) Czapko and Priscilla Czapko. Friends may call Monday 3-8 PM at the...
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Philip J. DePaolo

June 28, 2017

DePAOLO - Philip J. 63, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at RI Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Pamela S. (Berezuk) DePaolo, a son of the late Rocco and Mary (Alba) DePaolo ; brother of Joseph S. (Joan) DePaolo and the late Anthony (JoAnn) DePaolo. Mr. DePaolo was employed in thebanking industry for many years before retiring. He was a member of the Warwick Council Knights of Columbus...
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Nickolas Gehl

March 17, 1938 - June 25, 2017

GEHL - Nickolas June 25, 2017, aged 79, loving father of Melanie (Robert) Guthrie, Jenine (Ken) Stott, and Judah (Melissa) Gehl; dear brother to John Gehl and Joseph (Evelyn) Gehl; cherished grandfather to Eli and Indigo Guthrie, Anna and Aedan Gehl. Upstanding member of the Tonawanda congregation ofJehovah's Witnesses. Survived by nieces, nephews and friends; will be sadly missed by all who knew...
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Jay H. Wattles

June 18, 2017

WATTLES - Jay H., Jr. June 18, 2017, beloved husband of the late Jean Mackenzie Wattles; dear father of Karen W. (Christopher) Vogelsang, Nancy W. Oliphant, Janet W. (John) Hukill and Judy W. (Brad) Jacobs; loving Grampy of Will, Betsy, Sarah, Tom, Greg, Sam, Stacey, Ted, Jeff, Daniel, Katharine, Keller, Jack and Paul; also survived by 17 great-grandchildren; brother of Robert G. Wattles; friend...
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Marsha J. Baker

June 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Ann Marie Williams

July 26, 1937 - June 16, 2017

WILLIAMS - Ann Marie (nee Wilczewski) June 16, 2017, devoted partner of Bernard J. Eastman; loving mother of Scott B. (Darlene) Williams and Chrisann (James R.) Militello; dear grandmother of Tracy, Lynn Williams and Brianna L. Hyland; dearest grand-mother of Gavin Baglieri; beloved sister of Claire Orlowski and the late Teresa Wilczewski; aunt of Michele Gill. Friends may call Thursday 8 -8:45...
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Carl Lombardo

February 4, 1940 - June 14, 2017

LOMBARDO - Carl June 14, 2017, son of the late Joseph and Miriam Lombardo; loving brother of JoAnn (Herb) Krieger, Carlise (late Joe) Weinholtz, Lance (Deborah), Brett (Lynn) and the late Lawrence (Blanche) Lombardo; loving companion of the late Dianne Farr for 45 years; survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 4-7 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070...
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Mary Weedon

June 11, 2017

Mary B. Weedon, a life-long volunteer in the Jamestown community, died peacefully in her daughter's home in Buffalo on Sunday, where she had lived for the past six years, following a lengthy illness. She was 86.Born in Lititz, Pennsylvania, Mary was the daughter of the late Donald P. and the late Rosamond Braley. Mary moved to Lakewood, N.Y. when her father owned Watson Manufacturing in Jamestown...
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Marilyn A. Manley

June 8, 2017

MANLEY - Marilyn A. (nee Kelly) Of Tonawanda, June 8, 2017, beloved wife of the late Richard C. Manley; dearest mother of James (Marcia) Manley and Rochelle (Christopher Ulanowski) Manley; loving grandmother of Charity (David) Helms, Lindsey, Hillary and Jaynemarie Manley; sister of the late Donald (Irene) Kelly, Arlene (Harry) Lange, Myra (Lawrence) Milbrand and Patricia (Jimmy) Starrett....
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M. Winifred Fox SSJ

November 4, 1928 - June 6, 2017

Sister Winifred Fox, SSJ a dedicated cook with a hearty laugh, died at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence, Clarence, June 6th at age 88. Born in Blasdell, Marcelline Fox graduated from of Our Lady of Victory Academy, Lackawanna, in 1946 and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1949. She made her final vows in August 1955. A master baker and cook, Sister served at St. Mary's School for the Deaf...
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George A. Vossler

March 4, 1926 - June 1, 2017

VOSSLER - George A. Sr.June 1, 2017, beloved husband of Joanne M. Vossler (nee Wilson); dear father of George A. Jr., Mary E. (Thomas) Buckel,Thomas G. (Lori), Joanna V. (Neil) Hourihan, Anne V. (Kevin) Bresnahan, Ellen M. (Paul) Fallon, Cathleen M. (John) Sullivanand Caroline M. (Mark) Ogiony; also survived by 19 grandchildren; son of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Vossler;brother of the late...
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Mary Jane Luhr

June 5, 1920 - May 22, 2017

LUHR - Mary Jane (nee Hendler) May 22, 2017, beloved wife of the late Alfred F. Luhr Jr., M.D.; dear mother of Alfred F. (Susan) Luhr III and Frederick H. Luhr; grandmother of James R. Luhr, Mary Adair (Robert) Amo and Katharine Maryjanowski; great-grandmother of Violet, Natalie and Layla; mother-in-law of the late Micaela Luhr; also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial...
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Josephine Peters

May 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Rose M. Fierro

September 18, 1922 - May 17, 2017

FIERRO - Rose 94 years, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2017. Survived by her out of state nieces, Maria, Yvonne, Annette, Elaine, Pam and Diane. MissFierro lived her entire life here in Buffalo and was dedicated to all genres of Classical music. Miss Fierro had an accomplished career as a Master teacher of piano studies, having taught locally for 70 years. For 40 years, she attended summer...
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Beverly N. Campbell

March 3, 1943 - May 17, 2017

CAMPBELL - Beverly N. (nee Licata) May 17, 2017; daughter of the late Ignatius and Sarah Licata; dear sister of Antoinette (late Dominic) Calarcoand the late Salvatrice (late Dominic) Gizzi; aunt of Beth Ann (Arnold) Nelson, Gregory (Susan) Gizzi, Gary (Kathy) Calarco and Dawn Nelson (Richard Hoy); also survived by great-nieces and nephews. No prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to...
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Joan Louise Andrews

February 17, 1931 - May 15, 2017

ANDREWS - Joan Louise (née Kostick)May 15, 2017, in the loving embrace of family and friends at her home in Georgetown, Washington, DC. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Peter Conners Andrews, their six children, and eleven grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, Sunday, May 21 at 9:30 AM. Arrangements under...
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Paula Grace Taggart

February 15, 1953 - May 14, 2017

TAGGART - Paula Grace (nee Carter) After a short illness, May 14, 2017, beloved wife of Timothy M. Taggart Sr.; loving mother of Shannon L. (Ralph Smith), Timothy M. Jr. (Carole), Nicholas J. and Kelly A. Taggart; dear grandmother of Leo J. Smith; devoted daughter of Richard E. and the late Pauline Carter; dearest sister of Cathleen A. (late Jamie), Patricia J., R. Michael, Thomas E. (Cynthia),...
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Charles D. Randall

September 3, 1932 - May 12, 2017

Charles D. "Charlie", "Bud" Randall- May 12 2017.Son of the late John Herbert and Elsie J Randall. Beloved brother of Elsie Brady and Brenda (James) Pichey , brother-in-law of Dorothy Randall. Predeceased by brothers Thomas and John Randall. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and his loving People Inc. family. Friends may call Wednesday May 17th from 5-7 pm at the...
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Lynn M. Williamson

May 31, 1952 - May 8, 2017

WILLIAMSON - Lynn M. (nee Koenig) May 8, 2017, daughter of the late Carl and Jane Koenig; dear sister of Richard (Rae Marie) Koenig of Shrewsbury, MA and the late Carol A. Koenig; aunt of Jay Koenig of Rochester, NY and Jodi Colby; great-aunt of Kaitlyn Colby, both of Shrewsbury, MA. A Memorial Get-Together will be held Saturday, June 3 at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware...
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Thomas G. Bieda

March 3, 1950 - April 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Regina Harris

December 26, 1930 - April 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Catherine B. Thibaudeau

February 10, 1922 - April 23, 2017

THIBAUDEAU, Catherine B. (Katie), April 23, 2017 Daughter of the late Dr. Alphonse and Edith Thibaudeau. Predeceased by sisters Isabelle Herger, Yvonne Muraco, Marie Neubecker, Jeanette Braun, Lois Thibaudeau and Carlotta Slocumb, and by brothers John and Alphonse (Sonny). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Catherine was a graduate of D'Youville College and worked for many years as a...
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Charles Francois Holland

June 11, 1956 - April 17, 2017

Charles Francois HollandJune 11, 1956 - April 17, 2017Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, Chuck passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. He was sixty years old. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Chuck was the oldest son of Charles Bampfield Holland-Moritz and Jacqueline Koifman Holland. The Niagara/Buffalo area where he attended Nichols and The Hill...
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Mary Jean FLYNN

April 16, 2017

FLYNN - Mary Jean April 16, 2017. Wife of the late R. Thomas Flynn Jr.; mother of Kathleen (Steven) McConnaughey and Susan Flynn; survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call Sunday 3-7 PM at DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday 10 AM at St. Pius X. www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com
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Rosalie M. Abbatessa

April 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Marilyn L. Pollutro

January 30, 1940 - April 14, 2017

POLLUTRO - Marilyn L. April 14, 2017, beloved daughter of the late John H. and Virginia M. Simon Pollutro; sister of the late John H. Pollutro, Jr. and two infant siblings; survived by cousins, dear friends and Marilyn's ladies. Friends may call Tuesday 4-7 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial from...
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Rosemary Lannon

April 12, 2017

LANNON - Rosemary (Spina) April 12, 2017. Loving mother of Christian E. Lannon; sister of Jane Lannon, Cathy A. Spina, Carol A. (Ed) Wagner of Manhattan Beach, CA, Loretta M. Spina and Charles J. (Peter Colucci) Spina; aunt of Sarah L. (Gary Robinson) Lannon, Dana B. (Scott) Christian, Elizabeth (Brandon) Carne and Doug (Lucy Silag) Carne; great-aunt of Hannah J., Jack Christian and Brandon Carne...
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Lucy M. Benevento

February 10, 1924 - April 11, 2017

BENEVENTO - Lucy M. (nee Rogacki) Age 93, April 11, 2017; beloved wife of the late Daniel J. Benevento; loving mother of Beverly (Terry) Fortune, Sharon (Raymond) Fields, David and Debra Benevento; dear grandmother of Jennifer Fortune, Sharrae (Kevin) Culm and Ryan (Kristin) Fields; dearest great-grandmother of Lincoln, Julia, Emily and Piper; sister of the late Francis Rogacki and Florence ...
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Rose Marie Kelley

August 23, 1927 - April 10, 2017

KELLEY - Rose Marie (nee Esposito) April 10, 2017. Beloved wife for 69 years to James T. Sr.; dear mother of Cathy (Bill) Dengler, Carol ("Murph") Murphy, Karen (Roger) Heck and the late James T. Kelley Jr., Hockey Hall of Fame writer (Susan); also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday 3-7 PM at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca...
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Patricia Hoffman

February 21, 1927 - April 9, 2017

HOFFMAN - Patricia J. (nee Dietzer) April 9, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Edger L. Hoffman; loving mother of Gregory L. (Louise) Hoffman, Susan R. (John) Nelson and John A. Hoffman of Long Island, NY; survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister of the late June Moore; sister-in-law of Richard F. (Dorothy) and the late Jerome (late Joan) Hoffman. Memorial Service will be...
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Lucille Socciarelli RSM

March 30, 1935 - April 9, 2017

SISTER LUCILLE A. - SOCCIARELLI, RSM - (formerly Sister Mary Lucella) April 9, 2017, daughter of the late Dominic and Lucy (DePalma) Socciarelli; sister of the late Nellie Malone, Roger, Frank, Margaret D'Amico, Irma Petta, Arlene Fadale, Florence Rice, Dahlia Nenni; survived by Donald; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at Mercy Center, 625 Abbott Rd., Monday...
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Mynra J. King

April 3, 2017

KING - Myrna J. (nee Wood) April 3, 2017; former wife of the late Warren S. King; loving mother of Coleen (Raymond) Palermo, Mark King, Eileen Barry and Michael King; survived by 10 grandchildren and the late David Palermo and seven great-grandchildren. Mynra was blessed with twin grandsons and tripletgreat-granddaughters; sister of Mary Jane Schimpf and Shirley Herman. Friends may call Friday 11...
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Alice Williams

November 19, 1934 - March 27, 2017

SISTER ALICE WILLIAMS SSJ (Sister Virginia) March 27, 2017. Daughter of the late Francis and Katherine Hauser Williams; dear sister of Sister Susan Williams SSJ; survived by cousins and Sisters in religious community. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-8 PM at the Clarence Residence of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, 4975 Strickler Rd., Clarence where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered...
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Theodore R. Fink

March 20, 2017

FINK - Theodore R. March 20, 2017, beloved husband of the late Dorothy M. (nee Leiser); loving father of Deborah (John) Benczkowski, J. Theodore (Ronnie) Fink, Martha Lisa (Robert) Timmel; survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Services private. www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.comTheodore R. Fink, a chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project locally during World War...
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Theresa Drennan-Smith

April 6, 1926 - March 20, 2017

DRENNAN-SMITH - Theresa March 20, 2017, beloved wife of the late Donald Drennan and Patrick Smith; mother of Donald Drennan and the late Robin Walser; mother-in-law of Kent (Diane) Walser; grandmother of Erin (William Carlson) Walser, Ryan Walser, Tyler (Megan) Walser and Carolyn (Scott) Hornyak; great-grandmother of Harper and Madelyn; sister of the late Edward and William Shanahan and John and...
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Mary Christina Dineen RSM

January 14, 1924 - March 20, 2017

SISTER MARY CHRISTINA DINEEN, RSM - March 20, 2017, daughter of the late Charles and Julia (O'Leary) Dineen; sister of the late Charles(Alberta),Mary and Joan; survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at Mercy Center, 625 Abbott Rd., Wednesday, March 22 from 4-7 PM and Thursday, March 23 from 2-4 PM. Vigil prayer service is Wednesday, March 22 at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial...
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Anna Kressen SSJ

January 9, 1923 - March 18, 2017

SISTER ANNA KESSEN, SSJ (Sister Mary Urban, SSJ) March 18, 2017, daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth Kessen; predeceased by siblings; survived by several nephews and nieces and Sisters in her religious community. Friends may call Monday 1-4 PM at the Sisters of St. Joseph Clarence Residence, 4975Strickler St., Clarence, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday evening at 7...
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John P. Knauth

July 15, 1931 - March 17, 2017

KNAUTH - John P. March 17, 2017, beloved husband of Eileen H. Knauth; loving father of Karen E. (Larry Shepherd), Stephen J. (Michelle) Knauth, Lisa M. (Mark) Kelley, David G. (Loretta), Jonathan P. (Marybeth) Knauth, Annette C. (Billy) Gape, Colleen C. Springer, Rebecca M. (Sean) Sciabarrasi, Kelly C. Knauth and Kathleen E. (Matt) Whittemore; also survived by 22 grandchildren; brother of Marno...
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Mary Capozzi

April 8, 1947 - March 17, 2017

CAPOZZI - Mary L. March 17, 2017, loving daughter of Sylvester and the late Catherine Capozzi; dear sister of Sylvester Jr. (Marie) Capozzi; aunt of Joseph (Monica), Michael (Leah), Anthony and Ashley Capozzi; also survived by great-nieces. Friends may call Monday 4-7 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, where funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 AM....
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Donna M. Heavey

February 4, 1947 - March 16, 2017

Donna M. Heavey, educator, collectorDonna M. Heavey, a gifted teacher devoted to life long learning, died Thursday in Buffalo General Hospice due to complications from breast cancer. She was 70.Born in Roscoe, N.Y., nestled in the Catskill Mountains, raised in Suffern, N.Y., the former Donna Lupo married and lived her entire adult life in Buffalo after coming to the city to attend SUNY Buffalo...
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Robert C. Oshei

March 12, 2017

OSHEI - Robert C., Jr. March 12, 2017. Survived by Molly Magee Oshei; loving father of Estelle, Claire (Brian Jensen), Robert C. III, Lissa and Jonathan Oshei; dear grandfather of Miles and Gunnar Mahony; brother of William B., Mary E. B. and the late James B. and John C. Oshei. Funeral services private.www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com
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Richard Blewett

December 13, 1925 - March 12, 2017

BLEWETT - Richard N. March 12, 2017; beloved husband of the late Barbara "Jean" (Burkhardt); dear father of Jane K. Beard, Thomas R. (Catherine) and John J. (Laura) Blewett; also survived by his "third son" Patrick (Terry) Blewett, 10 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; brother of the late Anne Rains, Charlotte Magin, Robert and Timothy Blewett; Friends may call Saturday and Sunday 4-8 PM at...
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Donna H. Hoage

May 28, 1943 - March 11, 2017

HOAGE - Donna H. (nee Davis). March 11, 2017, beloved wife of Retired USAF MSGT George W. Hoage; dear mother of Denell Abshagen, Cindy (Kenneth) Jarmusz, George (Catherine) Hoage, III, Sergeant First Class David (Penelope) Hoage, Joseph (Melissa) Hoage, Gary (Melissa) Hoage and Philip (Charlotte) Hoage; grandmother of 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister of Florence Kollatz....
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Dorothy E. Forster

March 9, 2017

FORSTER - Dorothy E. (nee Gerber)March 9, 2017; beloved wife of the late Franklin J. Forster; loving mother of Carole Perry, Linda J. (Frank) Jamieson,Nancy (Paul) Stacharczyk and Scott Forster; survived by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.Private Funeral Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials to Hospice Foundation on WNY.www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com
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Anthony E. Abram

October 19, 1945 - March 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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William D. Barrett

June 13, 1943 - February 27, 2017

Private Services under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Angeline Smith

March 26, 1924 - February 27, 2017

SMITH - Angeline (nee Cino) February 27, 2017; beloved wife of the late Richard A. Smith; loving mother of Richard A. (Carolyn), Robert C. (Katy) Smith and Sandra J. Amatuzio; dearest grandmother of Zachary, Hilary, Matthew, Courtney and Ryan; step-grandmother of Kaitlyn and Patrick Galante; survived by five great-grandchildren; dear sister of Josephine (late Thomas) Calandra, Joseph (late Regina...
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Judith Richard Putnam

February 24, 2017

PUTNAM - Judith R. (nee Richard) February 24, 2017, beloved wife of Roger W. Putnam Jr.; sister of Katharine R. Marcy and the late Elizabeth R. Sinks; stepmother of Roger W. Putnam III and Edward D. Putnam; aunt of Carrie M. (Samuel) Hamlett and William L. Marcy IV; sister-in-law of Charlotte P. Davis, Theodore I. (Arlene) Putnam, MD and Gail R. Putnam. A private Memorial Service will be held....
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William F. Lord

March 30, 1937 - February 17, 2017

LORD - William "Bill" Of Amherst, NY, past Commander of American Legion Brounshidle Post 205, passed away February 17, 2017, loving father of KarenLord and Amy (Bill) Welling; proud pop-pop of Phillip Welling; beloved uncle of Sharon Van Name and Shawn (Tamara) Conley. Friends and family may visit at DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, NY from 3-7 on Wednesday to...
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Harold E. Tyson

September 26, 1930 - February 17, 2017

TYSON - The Rev. Harold E., Jr. February 17, 2017, after a long and fulfilling life, beloved husband for 62 years to Kay Edwards; dear father ofDavid (Karen), Janice, Julie and the late Thomas Tyson; grandfather of Julia, Alexandra, Nicholas, Lily, Jacqueline, Mary and Jeff; great-grandfatherof Kiara, Tieran and George. Friends may call Friday 4-7 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME,...
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Anthony J. Dispenza

May 23, 1936 - February 17, 2017

DISPENZA - Anthony J. February 17, 2017, beloved husband of the late Dorothy Barone; father of Terri Dungan, Christine Majka ( Richard) and the late John and Karen Wagner. Also survived by several grandchildren. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Elmlawn Cemetery, Chapel of the Elms, Monday, February 27, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be...
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Ellen M. Kinney

February 17, 2017

KINNEY - Ellen M. (nee McKenna) Age 89, of Bay Village, OH, formerly of Buffalo, NY, passed away February 16, 2017. Beloved wife of the late George R. Kinney, Jr.; loving mother of Eileen M. of Avon, OH and Thomas J. (Marlene) Kinney of Strongsville, OH; dear sister of Mary Ann Lienert, James McKenna, Joan Barron, F. DeSales Kellick, and Dea McAuliffe; devoted grandmother of George and the late...
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Eileen G. Meegan

July 1, 1919 - February 16, 2017

MEEGAN - Eileen G. (Higgins) February 16, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Meegan; loving mother of Daniel (Martha), Sean (late Sharon),Dee Meegan and the late Celine (Christopher J.) Belling; dearest grandmother of Daniel, Jr. and Patrick Meegan; dear sister of the late Charles, James, Dorothy and Helen. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday 10 AM at St. Joseph's University R...
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Doris E. Trost

November 28, 1938 - February 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Joan Ann Faso

February 13, 1935 - February 9, 2017

FASO - Joan A. (nee Harmon)February 9, 2017; beloved wife of Samuel J. Faso; dear mother of Michael (Leticia), Elizabeth and Dean (Danielle) Faso and the late SamuelFaso; grandmother of Sarah and Nick Rodriguez, Michael and Bernadette Faso; sister of Diane Harmon and the late Jack, Robert, David Harmon andMargaret Wilson. A Memorial Service will be held Monday at 11 AM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS,...
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Margaret C. Closser

March 27, 1928 - February 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Richard J. Wagner

July 25, 1923 - January 31, 2017

WAGNER - Richard J.Age 93, January 31, 2017, loving husband of 54 years to the late Lucille R. (Tulumello); loving father of Richard N.(Karen) Wagner, Janet M. Passariella and Judith Ann (Donald J. Hartman) Wagner; dearest grandfather of Eric P.Wagner and Jessica (Jacob) Bindert; great-grandfather of Leo J. and Elise L. Bindert; brother of Alice Wagner andthe late Dorothy Sweeney and Margie Ann...
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Shirley Ann Gallmeyer

January 23, 1932 - January 29, 2017

GALLMEYER - Shirley A. (nee Kameck) January 29, 2017, beloved wife of the late Harold J. "Bud" Gallmeyer; dear mother of Lindalee Gallmeyer and her beloved Daisy Bell; also survived by family and loved ones. Shirley was known for her beautiful red hair and loving smile and gentle heart. A Committal Service will be held Wednesday at 10 AM at Elmlawn Cemetery Chapel of the Elms, Delaware...
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Susan Fiske Surdam

May 25, 1919 - January 24, 2017

SURDAM - Susan Fiske January 24, 2017. Wife of the late John L. Surdam; mother of Lewis (Toni) Surdam, late Susan S. (Edwin) Johnston and Manson (Anne) Surdam; grandmother of Susan (Bill) Mele, J. Frederick (Sandy) Schoellkopf VI, Kristin (Buddy) Borowiak and Abby Schoellkopf; loving great grandmother of Jacob, Emily, Jack, Kristin and Athena. No prior visitation. Private committal services will...
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Norrietta E. Martene

October 26, 1937 - January 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Margaret Baron

January 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home, Kenmore, NY.
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Carmela M. Orazi

April 23, 1930 - January 20, 2017

ORAZI - Carmela M. (nee Parisi)Age 86, suddenly, January 20, 2017, beloved wife of the late Carl D. Orazi; loving mother of Mary Jean "M.J." Orazi,Carolyne Elaine (David Marutiak) Orazi of Alameda, CA and the late Patricia Ann (Bill) Howard; dear sister ofHelen Vaux, Joseph (Annette) and the late Marion Parisi; survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends maycall Tuesday 4-8 PM at the DENGLER,...
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Celine Belling

July 21, 1949 - January 14, 2017

BELLING - Celine (nee Meegan)January 14, 2017, beloved wife of Christopher J. Belling; loving daughter of Eileen G. and the late Raymond J. Meegan; beloved sister of Daniel (Martha), Sean (late Sharon) and Dee Meegan; daughter-in-law of Leonard E. Belling; sister- in-law of Jeffrey (Linda) Belling; dear aunt of Daniel R. Jr., Patrick R. Meegan, Taylor A. and Katharine Belling. Friends may call...
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Audrey Ann Ebeling

July 4, 1943 - January 14, 2017

EBELING - Audrey (nee Bankoske)January 14, 2017, beloved wife of the late John; dear mother of six loving children and 10 grandchildren; daughter-in-law of Anna Schmidt; niece of Florence Bankoske; sister of the late Mary Jane Schilke. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated...
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James A. Grimmer

August 19, 1929 - January 9, 2017

GRIMMER - Rev. James A.Went home to the Lord peacefully with loved ones at his side, January 9, 2017. Son of the late Aloysius and Marion Grimmer; brother of Carol(James) Lamantia, Virginia (James) MacKay, Mark (Bonnie) Grimmer and the late Mary (late Albert) Ott, David (late Pat) and Phillip (late Carolyn)Grimmer; survived by many nieces nephews and friends. Father Grimmer will lie in state...
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Margaret Mary Brunner

January 25, 1958 - January 5, 2017

BRUNNER - Margaret M. (nee Guastaferro)January 5, 2017, age 58. Beloved wife of William C. Brunner; loving mother of William J. Brunner; adored daughter of the late John and Rita Guastaferro; cherished sister of Mary (Ronald) White, Ralph (late Susan) Guastaferro, Jack Guastaferro, Linda Ann (Richard) Lobdell and the late Rita Louise Guastaferro; also survived by many loving family members and...
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Philip Marino

March 28, 1957 - January 3, 2017

MARINO - Philip J., Jr. January 3, 2017, beloved husband of Elizabeth M. (Sansano); loving father of Philip J. III (Jennifer), Christine, Matthew, Jonathan, Nicholas and Sarah Marino; dear son of Philip J. Sr. and Adele Marino; proud papa of Brody, Julianna and Sophia; brother of Adele (David) Cole, Barbara (Michael) Connell, Susan (Scott) Solar and Mary Beth (Paul) Gareis; survived by nieces,...
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Richard E. Strub

January 3, 2017

Richard E. January 3, 20176; beloved husband of the late Virginia D. (Roof); loving father of Susan Reville, Richard and Cheryl Strub; grandfather of Jason and Holly; brother of the late Marilyn (late Robert) Denneen. Friends may call Sunday 1-4 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, where funeral service will follow at 4 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. www...
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