Saturday, October 4, 2008

New York Obituaries 10/04/08

  • Allen, Gregory Edward

    will be held on Sunday, October 5, from 3-6 p.m. at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden, NY. Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Greg's memory to the Gregory Edward Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Walden Federal Savings & Loan Assn., 12 Main St., Walden, NY 12586. Arrangements by Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc.; 845-778-3811.

    • Amato, James

      James Amato, of North Tonawanda, entered into eternal rest, Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the age of 83, at Northgate Manor Health Care Facility, after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of North Tonawanda. An Army veteran of W.W. II, Mr. Amato was a P.O.W. during the war and received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Conspicuous Service Award from New York State. A graduate of the University of Buffalo, Jim received a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He then opened James Amato and Company in…

      • Andrew T. Subik

        Andrew T. Subik, 25, of Edick Rd., Johnstown, died Thursday, Oct. 2, at home., Born May 20, 1983, in Amsterdam, the son of Andrew and Judy Stock Subik Sr.

        • Anne L. Materazzo

          Anne L. Materazzo, a resident of Amsterdam, NY, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2008, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady with her loving family at her side.

          • Antoncic, Olga M.

            Harmon Home for Funerals, 571 Forest Ave, West Brighton on Monday 9 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial 9:40 A.M. Interment St. Johns Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens. Friends will be received Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. K. Terrance McGinley, Director, Harmon Home for Funerals Locally Family Owned & Operated Staten Island's only member of the International Order of the

            • Arnold, Kenneth (Armantrout)

              may call 2-4, 7-9 Sun. at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave., Webster. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 A.M. Mon. at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 783 Hard Rd., Webster, NY 14580. The Most Reverend Bishop Matthew H. Clark will officiate. Interment, Webster Union Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, P.O. Box 18558, Rochester, NY, 14618, or the Consistent Life Ethic Grant Fund, Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY.

              • Augustitus, Richard

                and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Saturday, October 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. with funeral committal service there at 7 p.m. Deacon George Welch will celebrate Richard's service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the Corning Elks Christmas Charity. A "Candle of Remembrance" may be left for the family in obituaries at

                • Barbara ‘Granny’ Ruth Faber

                  Mrs. Barbara “Granny” Ruth Faber, 87, of County Highway 107, Perth, New York, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2008, at her residence with her family at her side.

                  • Barber, Theresa Palermo

                    will be held at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main St., Binghamton, Monday at 9:30 a.m. and at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the McCormack Funeral Home Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Theresa may be made to any charitable organization.

                    • Bedell, Arthur A.

                      • Benzow, Helen B. (Peters)

                        BENZOW - Helen B. (Peters)October 1, 2008; wife of the late Roland R. Benzow; dear mother of Mark (Anne), Christine Peters and Gregory (Eleanore) Benzow; sister of the late Russell, Virginia Morgan and Irving Bud Peters; also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services on 3 OClock Tuesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main St., Buffalo. Arrangements by DOHN FUNERAL HOME, INC.,

                        • Bergara, Margarita

                          December 9, 1920 - October 2, 2008 New York, NY Margarita Bergara of New York, NY, died Thursday, October 2, 2008, surrounded by her family at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. She was 87. She was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico to the late Guadalupe and the late Fulgencio Montalvo on December 9, 1920 and moved to New York in 1949 where she lived until her death. She was married in 1956 to Luis Orlando Bergara, who died in 1974. She was a homemaker who lived for over 40 years in the Stephen Wise Towers…

                          • Betty Jane Schwarz

                            Betty Jane Schwarz, 85, of Pine Knoll Mobile Home Park, passed away late Thursday evening (Oct. 2, 2008) at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath. Born in Canisteo on Dec. 12, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Reba Hornburg Stocum. On Aug. 26, 1942, she was married at the Presbyterian Manse in Canisteo to Edward G. Schwarz, who predeceased her Feb. 3, 2000, after 58 years of marriage. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her infant daughter, Audette Schwarz;…

                            • Birch, Warren

                              • Bosinski, Dorothy A. (Kruszczynski)

                                BOSINSKI - Dorothy A. (nee Kruszczynski)October 3, 2008, of Cheektowaga, NY, beloved wife of the late Richard; dearest mother of Dianne Bosinski, Lorraine (Gary) Bona, Elaine (Edmund) Tierney and the late Donald Bosinski; grandmother of Mark (Maricel), Lisa, Lynne, Andrew and Gregory; sister of the late Leonard (Judith) Kale and the late Florence (late Thaddeus) Jakubik; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services commencing at the DANIEL R. SMOLAREK FUNERAL HOME, 2510 Union Rd., Cheektowaga (two…

                                • Brandt, Albert E.

                                  • Brennan, Henrietta M. (Dolly)

                                    • Bronson, Harold W.

                                      • Burgin Wolz Holt, Elizabeth "Betty"

                                        FREDERICK, Md. _ Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Burgin Wolz Holt, 92, of Frederick, Md., (formerly of Franklin), died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born May 13, 1916, in Franklin, the daughter of the late George O. and Isabelle Penfield Burgin. On Nov. 9, 1940, Betty married Alvin Wolz, who died March 24, 1964; and on Sept. 24, 1988, she married William F. Holt, who died Feb. 25, 1996. Mrs. Holt graduated from DLI and Franklin Central School, Franklin and Hefleys Business…

                                        • Calandrelli, Mary O.

                                          may call on Sunday from 2 ? 4 and 6 ? 8 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI and SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY, where funeral services will begin on Monday, October 6th at 8:45 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Mary of the Cataract Church, 259 Fourth Street, Niagara Falls, NY, with Rev. James Kasinski officiating. Interment will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice, Inc., 4675 Sunset…

                                          • Cantie, Vereta J. "Rita"

                                            may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home, Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Monday from 10 AM to 11 AM. A memorial service will begin on Monday at 11 AM; the Rev. Dr. A. W. Moldenhauer will officiate. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorials may be made to Kenmore Mercy Hospital or St. Matthew Lutheran Church.Guest register available at .

                                            • Casapollo, Gertrude F. (Cox)

                                              will be present on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 5200 Sheridan Dr., (corner of Hopkins Rd). Entombment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery in New Jersey. Online register book at,

                                              • Charles, Augustine J.

                                                • Chiodo, Theresa M.

                                                  Theresa M. Chiodo, 91, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away peacefully Friday, September 5, 2008 in St. Mary?s Hospice Inpatient Unit in Tucson, after a traumatic fall from which she was not able to recover. She was born March 27, 1917 in Soveria, Italy and moved to the United States with her parents at the age of seven.Theresa moved to Tucson in 1976 after retiring from the Niagara Falls School System, where she taught grade school children for 35 years. Her proudest accomplishment was…

                                                  • Clara Mae Moyer

                                                    She was born Clara Mae Prindle Feb. 16, 1915, in Warsaw. Clara is survived by a sister, Mable (Bill) Smith of Zephyrhills, Fla.; two sons, Roger (Kathy) Moyer of Wellsville and David (Bobbie) Moyer of Endwell; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Clara was predeceased by two daughters, Darlene Moyer and Beverly Banker; and her loving husband, George W. Moyer. The Rev. Jerry Ward will preside over a private memorial service and…

                                                    • Collins, Mary Julana

                                                      (Ransomville) - Following several weeks of unexpected pancreatic cancer, Mary Julana Collins entered into the arms of her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, at the age of 77, at her home in Ransomville on Friday, October 3, 2008 at 7:25 AM, surrounded by her husband, family and friends. Mary was born on October 14, 1931 in Highland, IL and was the only child of the late Dr. George E. and Frances A. (Woods) Moreland. Mary and Clifford were married on July 3, 1965 in the Houghton Wesleyan Church.Mary?s early…

                                                      • Coyle, Ethel C.

                                                        • Crowell, Jessie Mae

                                                          Jessie Mae (Warren) Crowell, 74, entered into rest surrounded by her family, while under the care of Niagara Hospice on October 2, 2008. Born November 30, 1933 in Greenville, AL, she was the daughter of the late R.D. and Katie (Reid) Warren. She married the late Eddie Rex Crowell on August 28, 1955 and moved to Niagara Falls. She retired from the Niagara Health Association. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, working in her garden and cooking. She loved helping people, especially children…

                                                          • Dalton D. Wheaton

                                                            Dalton D. Wheaton 82, of Rumsey Street, died Tuesday Sept 30 at his home. He was born Jan 2, 1926 in Atlanta, New York to Homer and Florence Scott Wheaton. He was a retired plumber for the Webster School District and a veteran of WWII. He was a member of the V.F.W, American Legion and Elks all of Bath, New York. Survived by his wife, Betty Wheaton, four children Monte Wheaton of FL, Cheryl Cobb of Naples, NY, Randy Wheaton of E. Rochester, NY, and Cindy R. Gregorius of Bath, NY, 12 grandchildren and several…

                                                            • Delay, Annie T.

                                                              • Denis, Helen

                                                                MATTHEW FUNERAL HOME INC., 2508 VICTORY BLVD. AT WILLOWBROOK RD., on Monday 9:30 A.M. Funeral Mass Holy Trinity - St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 10:00 A.M. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery Kew Gardens, NY. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. WWW.MATTHEWFUNERALHOME.COM

                                                                • Deon, Patricia Ann

                                                                  • DiNardo, Carmen A.

                                                                    • Dixon, William

                                                                      • Dorn, Robert A.

                                                                        • Edna C. Smith

                                                                          Edna C. Smith, 78, formerly of 30 Ransom St., passed away Thursday (Oct. 2, 2008) in Absolut Care Center in Houghton. Born in North Hornell on Sept. 27, 1930, the daughter of Aaron J. and Lillian Caple Cole, she was a lifelong area resident. Edna graduated from Angola High School. Edna was a former member of Spencer United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She had a beautiful alto voice. Edna was in charge of the Hornell Arc and had a great love for each student. She later graduated…

                                                                          • Elizabeth E. Van Court

                                                                            Elizabeth E. Van Court, 83, of 230 Bidleman Rd., Little Falls, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at her residence. She was born on April 6, 1925, in Richfield Springs, the daughter of the late Frank S. and Esther (Eaker) Mang. She was educated in Richfield Springs schools. She was united in marriage to her husband of 34 years, Jasper Van Court, on October 10, 1942, in Richfield Springs. Mr. Van Court predeceased her on June 6, 1976. She enjoyed gardening and canning, as well as cooking for her family…

                                                                            • Elmquist, Roy H.

                                                                              and friends are invited to attend his Graveside Service, with Military Honors on Monday, October 6th at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira. Rev. Thomas O'Brien will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Roy through donations to St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights Fire Department or Southern Tier Hospice. Walter J. Kent Funeral home is assisting the family.

                                                                              • Elsworth Jr., Danny L.

                                                                                • Emma Jean Geiste

                                                                                  Emma Jean Geist, 83, of Stannards Road, passed away Thursday (Oct. 2, 2008) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville following a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Harry L. Geist of Stannards Road, Wellsville; two sons and two daughters. A graveside service will take place Monday at the Grandview Cemetery in Johnstown, Pa. Arrangements are in care of the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo. 

                                                                                  • Fardette, James L.

                                                                                    • Farkas, Alan J.

                                                                                      • Faye, Robert H.

                                                                                        . Inurnment was in Chenango Valley Cemetery. Cremation arrangements by the Hopler Funeral Home.

                                                                                        • Fazzolari Jr., Louis

                                                                                          Louis ?Fuzzy? Fazzolari, Jr, 69, of Middleport, NY, died on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Mt. St. Mary?s Hospital in Lewiston, NY, surrounded by his loving daughter, Gina and son-in-law, John. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Louis and Phyliss (Scrivano) Fazzolari, Sr. Fuzzy attended local schools in Niagara Falls. In his younger years he enjoyed driving a race car at the Ransomville Speedway. Louis, along with his father, owned and operated the family taxi cab business and later was a…

                                                                                          • Fenney, Lillian M.

                                                                                            • Fiorella, Gene A.

                                                                                              2-6 P.M. at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home, 1525 Burlingham Road, Pine Bush, NY. A Funeral mass will be held on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 10 A.M. at the Church of the Infant Savior, Route 302, Pine Bush, NY. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Gene's name to the Pine Bush Lions Club, P.O. Box 1118, Pine Bush, NY 12566. Arrangements were made by the William M. Gagan Funeral Home, Inc. Pine Bush, NY. For information and…

                                                                                              • Frank, Jacqueline J.

                                                                                                • Frankel, Anna C.

                                                                                                  • Frost, Thomas R.

                                                                                                    FROST - Thomas R. October 1, 2008, husband of the late Dolores (nee Rosinski); dear father of Beverly (Joe) McAndrew, Debbie (Rick) Conrad and Mike Frost; loving grandfather of Shawn, Megan, Travis, Heather, Colleen and Ashley; brother of Mildred (Lance) Harling; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1949 Clinton St. (3 blocks west of S. Ogden St.) Monday 9 AM and St. Bernards Church 9:30. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Tom was a Korean War veteran and was a…

                                                                                                  • Gallagher, Fanchea

                                                                                                    • Galletti, Charles J.

                                                                                                      GALLETTI, Charles J. - February 17, 1932-October 4, 1998.Dear Dad, I cant believe its been 10 years since you passed away. Mom, Ben, Joe and Little Paul are all doing well. I got married and bought a house a few years ago. My wife and stepdaughter are great, you would have really enjoyed both of them. My new job is going well, Im working at a Toyota Dealership. We went to Italy a few years ago, visited Montedoro, and saw the house where you grew up. The cat is in the cradle, and we all miss you very much.…

                                                                                                      • Gesl, Ronald F.

                                                                                                        • Gilboy, Carol J. Gordon

                                                                                                          GILBOY, Carol J. Gordon Age 50, of Elmira Heights, passed away suddenly, on Wednesday, October 1, 2008. Carol was born December 26, 1957, a daughter of the late Robert F. and Marian "Mimi" Howland Gordon. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her son, Samuel J. Gilboy and brother, Mark C. Gordon. Carol is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Angelique and Kurtis Duryea of Florida, with their children, Joseph Wayne and Piper Anne; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Rose Gordon…

                                                                                                          • Giordano, Anthony

                                                                                                            GIORDANO, Anthony -Three years ago you left me with a broken heart. Our love made us one. I love and miss you so much.YOUR HONEY, RITA,

                                                                                                            • Goebel, Henry Edward

                                                                                                              • Gorbach, Hannelore G. "Hanna " (Neumann)

                                                                                                                GORBACH - Hannelore G. Hanna (nee Neumann)Of North Tonawanda, NY, suddenly, October 2, 2008 in Buffalo General Hospital, beloved mother of Michael Gorbach of Lewiston, NY and Gerald (Gina) Gorbach of Hillsborough, NJ; grandmother of Daniel Gorbach; sister of Rolf Neumann of Roseville, CA. She was the longtime companion of David Errick of North Tonawanda. Born in Wilhemshaven, German, and came to the United States in 1957. She had worked as a sales clerk for Jenss Decor for 25 years and she was an avid…

                                                                                                                • Green, Frank

                                                                                                                  • Gundlach Jr., Gerard G.

                                                                                                                    • Hall, Andrew J.

                                                                                                                      Andrew J. Hall, 46, of North Tonawanda, died Friday, October 3, 2008 in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, under the care of Niagara Hospice. Mr. Hall was born in Niagara Falls, NY on March 17, 1962 to Robert and Frances (Kenney) Hall. Mr. Hall was a member of the Elks BPOE No. 860, and worked for Dunn Tire. Andrew loved his dog named, Snoopy. Andrew is survived by his parents, Robert and Frances (Kenney) Hall; his three brothers, Bryant (Sharon), William (Sally) and Glenn (Paula) Hall. Also surviving are four…

                                                                                                                      • Harlow ‘Hal’ Spofford Snell

                                                                                                                        Harlow “Hal” Spofford Snell died on Thursday, August 28, 2008, at Torrance Memorial Hospital, Torrance, Calif., after suffering a massive stroke three days before. He was 73 years old. Until the end Harlow was a vibrant, youthful person, even completing a round of golf the morning of the stroke. Among Harlow’s many special traits, his family will remember his intelligence, humor and love. Harlow served in the United Sates Navy as a lieutenant before beginning his 37-year career with the J.C. Penney…

                                                                                                                        • Harnne, Howard

                                                                                                                          • Hartnett, Richard "Dutch"

                                                                                                                            • Hayes, Maureen Catherine

                                                                                                                              Hanley Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Lane, Tuesday 8:30 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial Our Lady Queen of Peace Church 9:30 A.M. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visiting 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Sunday and Monday.

                                                                                                                              • Hayward, Jean

                                                                                                                                HAYWARD, Jean -Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall, a mothers secret love outlives them all. We miss you Mom. Love,BETH &FAMILY,

                                                                                                                                • Hellert, Randall J.

                                                                                                                                  • Hoppe, Emily Rose (Marker)

                                                                                                                                    • Horton, Vicky

                                                                                                                                      HORTON, Vicky -Always remembered. YOUR FRIEND, PAM,

                                                                                                                                      • Hugh O. Beckhorn

                                                                                                                                        Hugh O. Beckhorn of Cooley Hill Road passed away Friday (Oct. 3, 2008) at the Roswell Park Institute in Buffalo. Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Belmont and will be in the next edition.

                                                                                                                                        • Hunt, Rosemary

                                                                                                                                          2-5 and 7-9 P.M.

                                                                                                                                          • Hurley, John M.

                                                                                                                                            • Jack “Stimey” Hill

                                                                                                                                              Jack “Stimey” Hill, 54, of North Las Vegas, Nev., entered into rest Sept. 4, 2008. Born in Hornell Feb. 23, 1954, he was the son of Edwin and Gertrude Hill. Jack was a U.S. Postal Service carrier in Las Vegas and Reno and served in the U.S. Army. He was predeceased by his parents and his daughter, Mary Jo. Surviving are his wife, Maria; a daughter, Morgan; and his son, Matthew, all of Las Vegas; one brother, Joe of Rochester; and a special niece, Jackie Meehan of Canisteo. Family and friends are…

                                                                                                                                              • Johnson, Bishop George Wilson

                                                                                                                                                Newburgh, NY On Monday, September 29, 2008, the mortal remains of Bishop G.W. Johnson exchanged the cares of this world from earth's sorrows for Heaven's joy. George Wilson Johnson was born July 13, 1919 in Trenton, NC, a son of Deacon Edgar Johnson and Mother Katie Hussey Johnson, the youngest of two sons, Milton Johnson and wife, Martha Johnson, deceased. He attended elementary and high school in Trenton NC, attended AT&TCollege in North Carolina, and received a Doctorate's degree in 1972.…

                                                                                                                                                • Joseph P. “Chips” McKenna

                                                                                                                                                  Joseph P. “Chips” McKenna, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. He is survived by his son, Joseph Quiroz; sister, Susan (Jeffrey) Paine; nieces, Colleen, Sheridan, Teresa Richards and Margi Linder; cousins, aunts and uncles, including Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Raymond Russell of Ilion. Services and interment are at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the Open Door Mission.

                                                                                                                                                  • Kalbacher, Kenneth F.

                                                                                                                                                  • Kehm, Albert J.

                                                                                                                                                    • Kelberer, William Alexander

                                                                                                                                                      may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, LASALLE PARK CHAPEL, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (297-9007), where a funeral service will be held on Monday, October 6th at 10:00 AM, with Rev. Dr. William Nelson-Loefke officiating. Interment in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1010 Michigan Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14305. Please visit and…

                                                                                                                                                      • Kessler, Ralph G.

                                                                                                                                                        • King, David W.

                                                                                                                                                          KING, David W. Age 51, of Mackey Place, Elmira, NY, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, New York.

                                                                                                                                                          • Kirk, Anna Marie

                                                                                                                                                            are invited to call after 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Hall & Peet Funeral Home, Delhi, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m., by the Rev. Louise Ulrich. Burial later, in Grace Church Memorial Garden, Madison, N.J. Contributions to Delaware County A.R.C., Hamden, will be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Robert A. Peet, Delhi.

                                                                                                                                                            • Kleese, Michael J.

                                                                                                                                                              • Krolick, Fannie

                                                                                                                                                                • Kurtz, Ronald C.

                                                                                                                                                                  KURTZ - Ronald C. October 2, 2008; beloved wife of Mary (Manns); dear mother of Charles M. (Connie) and Suzanne Kurtz. Funeral from the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC. (Southtowns Chapel), 3155 Orchard Park Rd., Monday at 9:30 and from St. John Vianne Church at 10:00 AM. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Online register book @,

                                                                                                                                                                  • Labushesky, Leonard A.

                                                                                                                                                                    (Youngstown) - Leonard A. Labushesky, age 82, of Youngstown, NY, died Friday, October 3, 2008 in the Niagara Hospice House, in Lockport, after a long illness.Mr. Labushesky was born January 1, 1926 in North Tonawanda, the son of the late Arthur and Leona (Sebold) Labushesky. He graduated from North Tonawanda High School in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Leonard served in 7th Regimental Battle Patrol, of the 3rd Infantry Division. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct…

                                                                                                                                                                    • Langan, Thomas W.

                                                                                                                                                                      LANGAN - Thomas W. September 29, 2008, beloved husband of the late Lavern (Baier) Langan; dear father of Michele C. Langan; brother of Kathleen L. (Robert ) Woesner, Mary Ellen (James) Selmensberger, Madelyn (the late James) McNamara and the late James J. Langan; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 2480 Kensington, where services will be held on Monday at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Aloysius…

                                                                                                                                                                      • Laurito, James John

                                                                                                                                                                        • Levin, Kathryn "Kelly"

                                                                                                                                                                          • Lewis, Patricia Lee

                                                                                                                                                                            LEWIS, Patricia Lee Age 56, of Wellsburg, NY, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Lickers, Sally M. Tulley

                                                                                                                                                                              Sally M. Tulley Lickers, age 63, of Niagara Falls, died on October 2, 2008 at Claxton-Hepburn Hospital, Ogdensburg where she has been a patient since September 27th. Sally was born on February 12, 1945 in Gouverneur, a daughter of the late Garth and Vivian Tulley.She attended school in Heuvelton and later received her G.E.D. She moved to Niagara Falls in 1958. A marriage to Norman Lickers ended in divorce. Mrs. Lickers received nurse?s aid training from Trott Vocational School in Niagara Falls and had…

                                                                                                                                                                              • Lindberg, Elsie E.

                                                                                                                                                                                LINDBERG - Elsie E. Of Cheektowaga, NY, October 2, 2008; wife of the late Eric A. Lindberg; dearest mother of Shauna (Robin) Strength, Carrie and the late Ronald Lindberg; grandmother of Melissa, Megan, Calla, Rebecca, Julia, Erica, Kristian and Erick; sister of Kenneth Lillis and the late Michael J., Charles, and Lorraine; survived by several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, NY.…

                                                                                                                                                                                • Lindner, Alice R.

                                                                                                                                                                                  will be present Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Friends invited to Funeral Services Monday morning at 11:00.,

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lucas, Mark D.

                                                                                                                                                                                    may call on Friday (TODAY) from 6-9 PM at the OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, LASALLE PARK CHAPEL, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (297-9007), where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 4th at 9:30 AM, with Rev. Robert Bellingham officiating. Interment in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Presbyterian Church, 3712 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. Please visit and…

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mae Travis

                                                                                                                                                                                      Mae Travis, 59, died Thursday October 2, 2008, at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Maggiore, Rosaria "Sarie" (Gelsimino)

                                                                                                                                                                                        will be present on Sunday from 5-8 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Drive (corner of Parker Blvd.) where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Online register book at,

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Maglione, Alfredo

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Maier, Dorothy Imogene

                                                                                                                                                                                            Wallkill, NY Dorothy Imogene Maier, age 78, of Wallkill, died Thursday, October 2, 2008 at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Imogene was born on April 1, 1930 in Bridgewater, VA, she was the daughter of the late Isaac F. and the late Lula M. (Rankin) Eckard. She married Arthur F. Maier on December 5, 1948, in Middletown, NY. He died on September 22, 2005. Imogene was the current President of the Alph Zeta Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, she was inducted on March 7, 1965, making her a 43-year member.…

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marciniak, John R.

                                                                                                                                                                                              are invited to gather at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home in Cooperstown, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday evening, Oct. 6, 2008. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, Pioneer Street, Cooperstown. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery in Doylestown. Arrangements are under the supervision of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown and Milford.

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Margaret M. Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                Margaret M. Austin, 85, of 915 Main St., Troupsburg, passed away Friday (Oct. 3, 2008). Born in the Town of West Union, May 16, 1923, she was the daughter of James and Rose O’Hargon Harkenrider. She was a graduate of Greenwood Central School and of the Elmira Business Institute. Margaret was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church of Rexville. She married Layton H. Austin Aug. 14, 1943. He preceded her in death March 11, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Gregory Antonio; brothers,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Maringer, Alice L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  MARINGER - Alice L. October 2, 2008; of Springville , formerly of Lawtons; wife of the late Walter E. Maringer; mother of David (Patricia) and James Maringer ; grandmother of Tracy ( Joe) Tanner, Dennis ( Wendy) Maringer; great grandmother of Eric and Jared Maringer, Jake and Justin Woods, Vivian Tanner and thelate Emma Tanner; sister of Clifford ( pat) Szymanski, Betty Burow and the late Arthur Szymanski and Genevieve Ludow. Friends may call Sunday from 3-7 PM at the SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME, INC, 271…

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marro, Eureta E. "Reta"

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Martha l. Wengert

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Martha l. Wengert 88 of 1 Greenwood Terrace Mohawk passed away on Wednesday October 1, 2008 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. Martha was born June 29, 1920 in Ilion the daughter of the late Walter and Hilda Quick Wengert. She received her education in the Ilion school system, and was employed with New York State Electric and Gas, the Walker and Walker Insurance Agency in Ilion  and retired as business manager at Mohawk Valley General Hospital  in Ilion. Ms. Wengert was a member of the Mohawk Reformed…

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mary Delores (Nardelli) Sennett

                                                                                                                                                                                                      On September 28th 2008, Mary Delores (Nardelli) Sennett, age 92, left this world to join her beloved husband George, with whom she celebrated 66 years of marriage. Mary was born March 12th 1916 to Joseph and Pasqueline (Jenny) Nadelli. She was employed as a dress maker in many of the local dress shops, until her retirement. She was active in the Herkimer Senior Center and the ILGW Union where she held many offices and  arranged many trips for all to enjoy. When she wasn’t arranging a bus trip for many…

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • McCaffrey, Eileen

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Town of Kingston, NY Eileen McCaffrey, 78, of Sawkill Road, Town of Kingston, went home to our Lord on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at home. She was born in Brooklyn on May 24, 1930, a daughter of the late Patrick and Helen (O'Kelly) McCarthy. She was a member of "Friends of St. Ann's". She is survived by her husband, the former Police Chief of Tuxedo Park Police Dept., Edward J. McCaffrey of Sawkill; two daughters, Joanne Harris and her husband, Henry of Warwick and Patricia Iazzetti and her…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Meade, Ruth W.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nov. 26, 1912-Oct. 2, 2008 MILFORD _ Mrs. Ruth W. Meade, a lifelong resident of the Milford area, died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2008, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. She was 95. Born Nov. 26, 1912, at home in Milford, Ruth was a daughter of Albert S. and Laura (Pearse) Winsor. After attending Milford High School, Ruth was employed for a time as a bookkeeper at S.S. Harrison in Milford. She also spent many years employed in food service at Cooperstown Central School. A member of the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Medes, Michael

                                                                                                                                                                                                              will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, at the Kowalczyk Funeral Home, 1156 Lincoln Ave., Utica. Services will be held Monday, October 6, at 9 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Utica. Light A Candle,

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Meier, Violet I.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Violet I. Meier passed away October 2, 2008 in Niagara Hospice House. Born April 4, 1927 in Erie, PA, she was the daughter of the late Francis L. and Stella Walters Swanson. Violet was a case worker for Niagara County Department of Social Services for 12 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. John?s the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and enjoyed being with her family, traveling and playing cards.Violet is survived by her husband, George J. Meier of Lockport; mother of George J. (Laurie) Meier of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Merton W. Hibbard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Merton W. Hibbard, 77, of El Dorado, Arkansas, formerly of Woodhull, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 1st in El Dorado. Born in the town of Rathbone, November 28,1930, he was the son of James & Harriett Holt Hibbard. A 1948 graduate of Woodhull High School and Binghamton Practical Bible School, he was an ordained Baptist minister, had been a self-employed dairy farmer and an over-the-road truck driver. He married Doris Waight June 23, 1950; she preceded him in death June 8, 1992. He is also…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mizerek, Robert J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kerhonkson, NY Robert J. Mizerek of Kerhonkson, a longtime resident and a retired lieutenant at Eastern New York Correctional Facility, Napanoch, died September 29, 2008 at the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Philadelphia, PA. He was 57. The son of Joseph Richard and Gloria Farrish Mizerek, he was born November 6, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY. He served in the United States Air Force and was a 1971 graduate of the University of Farmingdale with a degree in graphic arts and advertising. He also was a member of…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Modica, Lois Elizabeth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mollema, Diana A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pond Eddy, NY Diana A. Mollema of Pond Eddy, NY, a manager for Sullivan ARC and a longtime resident of the area, died on Friday, October 3, 2008 a Orange County Medical Center, Horton Campus, Middletown, NY. She was 56. The daughter of the late Michael Petruk and Anna Petruk, she was born January 30, 1952 in Freeport Long Island. Diana attended St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, PA and St. Anthony's of Padua R.C. Church, Yulan, NY. A family statement reads: "Diana was a terrific and loving wife,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Molter, Harry W.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Harry W. Molter of Hillcrest Harry W. Molter, 80, of Hillcrest, died at his residence, Thursday, October 2, 2008. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Ellen; and two brothers, Harold and William. He is survived by his wife, Carmela (Carmie Capozzi) Molter; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dennis and Georgianne, Port Crane, N.Y., and David Molter, Binghamton; his stepchildren, Katherine and Jordan Merhib, Oxford, Mich., and Matthew and Michele Pasquale, Endicott; his grandchildren, Ryan, Brendan,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Morrison, Evelyn L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Moses, Elsworth F.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Muraco, Dean Robert

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Murphy, Daniel J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Musso, Ella

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grahamsville, NY Ella Musso of Grahamsville, entered into rest peacefully on Thursday, October 2, 2008 with her loving family by her side at home. She was 75. She was born on August 31, 1933 in Hungary. Ella was employed as a Nurse's Aid in Loomis Hospital; a Customer Service Representative at the Grossingers Hotel, and an Interior Decorator for Sabloff's. She was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Neversink First Aid Squad. Ella was widowed by her former spouse of 32 years,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nasca, John A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Newman, Darren

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          directly following at Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main St., Endicott, N.Y., with the Reverends Douglas and Janice Clark co-officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Scranton Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 366 N. Main St., Taylor, Pa. 18517.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nissen, Nicolai O.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Highland, NY Nicolai O. Nissen, of Highland, NY, passed away October 2, 2008 at home surrounded by the family he loved. He was deeply loved and will be forever missed. Nick was born January 11, 1943 to Hildegarde and Jens Peter Nissen, he was predeceased by his father. Nick was the "big" brother of Eddie, Heidi, and Pete. Nick served in the United States Air Force. On April 26, 1970 in Holy Trinity Church, Poughkeepsie, he married Ida Hosier. Nick was the loving father of Jennifer, Sean and Lisa…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nistler, Mary Jane (Boschele)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at Arrangements by OCONNELL-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • O'Connor, James T.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • O'Dea, Michael D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ODEA - Michael D. 61, Carmel, passed away October 1, 2008 after a three month battle with brain cancer. He was born in Buffalo, New York to the late Edward D. and Kathryn E. Hoadley O'Dea on March 3, 1947. He is survived by his wife, Carol Hale O'Dea, his sons Daniel and James. Siblings Martin of Phoenix, AZ, James (Chris) of Grand Island, NY, Mary (Pete) Beyer of Englewood, FL, and Kathy (Kurt) Donath of Syracuse, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Patrick. Other survivors…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Olson, William Eric

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    William Eric Olson of Las Vegas William Eric Olson, 51, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2008. He was born August 30, 1957 in Sidney, N.Y. He is survived by his parents, Carl and Barbara Olson, Afton, N.Y., and Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Thomas Olson, Las Vegas; a sister, Sally Olson, Las Vegas; an aunt, Mary Lou Dixson, Oneonta, N.Y.; an uncle and aunt, Walfred and Sally Olson, Pinehurst, N.C.; a nephew, Timothy Bird, VanEtten, N.Y.; a nephew, Andrew Bird, Nashville, Tenn.; a nephew,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Osborne, Irene

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OSBORNE, Irene Died unexpectedly at her home on October 2 at the age of 87. The family is being assisted by Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, Elmira, NY.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Oviatt, Richard N.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        will be present at the JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME (West Chapel), 1357 Hertel Ave. (near Colvin) Sunday 10:00 AM -12:00 Noon immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 12:00 Noon. Friends invited.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Panetta, Angelina R.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pavis, Mary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Casey McCallum-Rice South Shore Funeral Home, 30 Nelson Ave., Great Kills, on Monday. Mass of Christian Burial St. Clare's R.C. Church at 11 A.M. Interment Cemetery of the Resurrection. Friends will be received Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. and Sunday 2-4 P.M. only. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Clare's Church would be greatly appreciated. Casey McCallum Rice Funeral Home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pecorella, Mary Grace (Tuttobene)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pelcher II, John J. "Jack"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Perry, Robert E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Philip E. Bowen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Philip E. Bowen, 73, of Ilion, passed away at his home Tuesday evening, September 30, 2008. Born August 26, 1935, in Lake Placid, he was the son of Earnest and Frances Bowen. The family purchased a farm and moved to Richfield Springs in 1943, where he attended school in the Cherry Valley school district. He was joined in marriage to Mary E. McGee in 1960. They resided together in St. Johnsville where Phil worked as an auditor for A&P grocery before opening two family run restaurants in 1962. In 1965, he…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pigott, Michael W.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pollack, Jessica

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Potter, Edward C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            POTTER - Edward C. October 2, 2008; beloved husband of the late Dolores (nee Anderson); devoted father of Judy (James) Setter and David (Deborah) Potter. Family will be present Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 2400 William St. (near Harlem) where services will be Monday at 10AM,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Quicksey, Leola (Campbell)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Reed, Betty Lou

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                REED, Betty Lou Of Elmira, NY Was born November 24, 1929 in Lycoming, PA, the daughter of the late Wilmot C. and Frances (Stalter) Reed, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 2, 2008, peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 78. Her beloved sister, Golda Drawbaugh, predeceased her. She is survived by her loving brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Nancy Reed of Horseheads, NY; special niece, Linda Cotten of Moore, OK; along with several other beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rev. Wayne M. Baldwin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rev. Wayne M. Baldwin, 85, of 2716 County Road 8, passed away Friday (Sept. 26, 2008) in Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville following a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 17, 1922, in Bolivar, he was the son of Will and Eva Sherwood Baldwin. On June 21, 1945, in Richburg, he married the former Lucile Wightman. Mrs. Baldwin survives. Rev. Baldwin was a graduate of Bolivar Central School, Class of 1940. He was a graduate of the Practical Bible Training School in Johnson City and completed further studies at the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Reyns, Pauline Jacqulyne Brundage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Formerly of Newburgh, NY Pauline Jacqulyne Brundage Reyns, age 95, wife of the late Henry J. Reyns, of Birchwood Lane, Conway, SC, died Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Reyns was born in Newburgh, NY, a daughter of the late Robert F. and Ann Elizabeth Schlick Brundage. She was predeceased by two sisters and one brother. Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Reyns Borkowski and husband, John B. of Conway, SC; six nieces; one nephew; two step-grandchildren; three step-great…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ricciardi, Constance M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Harmon Home for Funerals, 571 Forest Ave, West Brighton. on Monday 9:15 A.M. Religious Service Christ Episcopal Church 10 A.M. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends will be received Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. K. Terrance McGinley, Director, Harmon Home for Funerals Locally Family Owned & Operated Staten Island's only member of the International Order of the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Richard Augustitus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AUGUSTITUS, Richard, Beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Went to heaven on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital with his loving family at his side.  Born on April 10, 1932 in Hazleton, PA, Richard was a rambunctious young man who joined the US Navy at the age of 18 during the Korean Conflict.  He spent four memorable years aboard the aircraft carrier USS Tarawa during its world tour; he traveled to over 27 countries being Shellbacked when he crossed the equator.  Upon his…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Riesenberger, David A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ritterbandt, Roy Norman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (West Columbia, SC) - Funeral services for Roy Norman Ritterbandt, 58, will be held at 1 PM Monday, October 6, 2008 in West Columbia Pentecostal Holiness Church, officiated by Pastor Brad Davis. Interment will follow at Woodridge Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family received friends from 6 until 8 PM (SUNDAY) evening in Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Columbia Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2310 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, SC 29169.Mr.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Robert E. Relyea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robert E. Relyea, 62, passed away peacefully Tuesday (Sept. 30, 2008) at the Buffalo VA Hospital. Bob was born Feb. 2, 1946, in Warsaw, a son of Kenneth and Stella (Porter) Relyea. Bob was a graduate of Warsaw High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam Conflict from 1964-67, where he received a Purple Heart. He was predeceased by his wife, Maxine (Rounsville) Relyea; a son, Christopher Relyea; a grandson, Brandon Michael Relyea; and his twin brother, William Relyea. Bob was…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rockwell, Louise R.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                will be held at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, 12 Corbett Avenue, Binghamton, Monday at 1 p.m. Father Daniel Findikyan will officiate. Burial will be in Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City. Arrangements are by the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, N.Y.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Romanowski, Brenda M. (Czaja)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ROMANOWSKI - Brenda M. (nee Czaja)October 2, 2008; beloved wife of Henry Romanowski; dear sister of Joan (late Melvin) Manowski, Penny ( Gene) Tappan, Cindy Goral, Roger ( Gloria) and Danny Czaja; loving sister in-law of Dennis ( Betty) Romanowski, Teddy ( Cathy) Short and Dawn Woodman; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services at the BUSZKAFUNERAL HOME INC, 2005 Clinton St, (corner South Ogden ) Sunday at 1:15 PM. Memorials in Mrs. Romanowskis name may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Romeo, Patricia A. (Silvestri)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MATTHEW FUNERAL HOME INC., 2508 VICTORY BLVD. AT WILLOWBROOK RD., on Monday 9:15 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial St. Adalberts RC Church 10 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday 7-9 P.M. and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. WWW.MATTHEWFUNERALHOME.COM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sawhill, Gladys Marie "Sis" (Brown Twamley)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Schmitt, Dorothy E. (Koester)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SCHMITT - Dorothy E. Koester Of Hamburg, NY, October 2, 2008, wife of the late Joseph W. Koester Jr. and John P. Schmitt; mother of Dorothy (Michael) Romanczuk, James (Teresa) Koester, Judy (Frank) Gerace, Robert (Judy) Koester and Norma (Bruce) Stumpp; step mother of Marland (Cora) and Wesley (Patricia) Schmitt and Lois Jean (late Paul) Polzin; sister of Lois (Matthew) Kipa; also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral from the DONALD M. DEMMERLEY FUNERAL…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Schuh, Edward C.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sheppard, Duane S.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Duane S. Sheppard passed away October 2, 2008 in Erie County Medical Center. Born December 4, 1962 in Tonawanda he was the son of Roy F. and Colleen (LaBlanc) Sheppard. He was an avid motorcycle and car enthusiast.Duane is survived by his siblings, Steve (Sue) Hagen of Gasport, Ron Hagen of Florida, Bruce (Carol) Hagen of Tonawanda, Paul (Bonnie) Hagen of Hartland and Debbie Sheppard of Corfu; also survived by several nieces and nephews; he is survived by loving girlfriend Connie Woolston; and good friends,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sherman, Shirley I.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shirley R. Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shirley R. Smith, 75, of 7922 State Route 36, passed away Friday (Oct. 3, 2008) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bath, surrounded by his family. Born in Hornell Oct. 7, 1932, the son of Earl and Pauline Voltz Smith, he resided in this area all his life. He was a graduate of Hornell High School, Class of 1950, and served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1957-1959. He had been employed in dairy farming in his early life and later at the Former GLF in Bath.  He then…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Siler, Mark K.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SILER, Mark K. -In loving memory of Mark on his 40th Birthday. You are always in our hearts . Sadly missed by MOM AND FAMILY,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Simonds, Donald M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. _ Donald M. Simonds, 76, of Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. He was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Oneonta, to Francis and Frances (Beams) Simonds. Mr. Simonds served proudly in the United States Army. He was a member of the VFW in Cooperstown, American Legion in Milford, Eagles in Dade City, Fla., Moose Lodge in Zephyrhills, Fla., Elks in Kissimmee, Fla., and former President of the Lake Desolation Fire Company in Middlegrove. He was also a former Chairman of the United…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sluznis, John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John E. Sluznis of Binghamton John E. Sluznis, 87, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 30, 2008. He was survived by his fiancee, Eileen J. (Heslin) McNamara, until she joined him in death on October 2, 2008. His survivors include two daughters, Sylvia Schiffman, Whitney Point, Nancy Garrett, Waldorf, Md.; a son, Stephen J. Sluznis, Whitney Point; ten grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, also 17 nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Binghamton North High School. Mr. Sluznis retired with the…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Smith, Ann Louise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Smith, Gary Lee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ONEONTA _ Gary L. Smith, 60, of the West Street Home, Oneonta and Marathon, passed through the gates of heaven the morning of Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown. Born in Cortland on March 8, 1948, to James F. and Helen C. Smith of Marathon. He was predeceased by his mom and dad, Jim and Helen; grandparents, Bop and Nan Fells; brothers, Richard and Robert Smith. He is survived by his brothers, James and Jeanette Smith of New Jersey, Raymond Smith, Virgil; and sister, Kathy and Craig…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Soos, Richard "Dick"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              may call Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Wattengel Funeral Home, 307 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, NY, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 AM. Interment Evangelical Protestant Cemetery. Flowers declined. Memorials may be made to Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, c/o 4979 Tonawanda Creek Rd., North Tonawanda, NY 14120. On-line guest registry at WATTENGEL.COM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sornberger, Hope Meador

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hope Meador Sornberger of Endicott Hope Meador Sornberger, 79, of Endicott, died Wednesday morning, 10/1/08, at Ideal Senior Living Center, Endicott. She is survived by her husband, Ede Sornberger, Endicott; son, Daryl Sornberger, Buffalo, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Richard Bell, Muskegon, Mich.; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Vicky Sornberger, Endwell; grandchildren, Lindsay Sornberger, Brooklyn, N.Y., Lauren Sornberger, Brooklyn, N.Y., Michael Bell, Muskegon, Mich., Kendra Sornberger,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Spina III, Thomas R.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  may call on Monday October 6th from 6 ? 8 p.m. at the M.J.COLUCCI and SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY where funeral services will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Jeff Vogt officiating. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.Visit for on-line guest register.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sponn, William H.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stadnik, Walter N.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      STADNIK, Walter N. -Happy Birthday Wally. Today is the day you would have turned 33. We still miss you beyond belief. Our princess Kayleigh will be 8 in two days, and our little man, Aiden, will be 5 in December. Knowing that you can only see them from heaven brings us so much grief. You should be here with us enjoying your niece and nephew. Sadly missed and loved foreverMOM, DAD, DARLENE, SCOTT, KAYLEIGH, AIDEN AND PAUL,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Steed, Margaret

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        times were the best times for Margaret, whether it was a birthday, holiday, or Saturday evenings at the Hibernian Club. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, October 5, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter &Paul's…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Stephan, James F.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          STEPHAN - James F. October 3, 2008 of Las Vegas, NV, beloved husband of Joanne M. (Ratajczak), brother of Robert L. (Shirley) Stephan of New Port Richey, FL and the late Rev. George J. Stephan; also survived by nieces &nephews. Masses may be said at a church of your choice.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sugrue, John "Johnny Asbestos"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John "Johnny Asbestos" Sugrue on October 1, 2008. Beloved father of Vincent and Dina. Loving grandfather of Arielle. Beloved son of Eleanor and the late Patrick. Dear brother of George Sugrue and Margaret Rogers. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Reposing at A. Azzara Funeral Home Inc., 183 Sand Lane, South Beach, S.I. Funeral Mass Zion Lutheran Church Monday 10:00 A.M. Interment Ocean View Cemetery. Visiting Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. A. Azzara Funeral Home, Inc. Family Owned…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sutherland, Rudolph B.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rudolph B. Sutherland of Vestal Rudolph Blake Sutherland, 80, of Vestal, passed away on Monday, 29 September 2008, with his family at his side. Rudy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Diane Thomas Sutherland; his daughters, Melanie Sutherland (N.Y.) and Cheryl Sutherland (N.H.); his granddaughters, Rachel Sluder (N.H.) and Emily Sluder (N.H.); his sister, Millicent Allison (Dr. Joel) (Conn.); nephews, Ben Allison (N.Y.) and Raphael Allison (N.Y.); and many dear friends and extended family. Rudy was born…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Swift, Stephen T.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Szuminski, Darryl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SZUMINSKI - Darryl You are always in our thoughts, especially today on your Birthday. Our love and prayers to you and your brother on your special day. You are so sadly missed.DAD, MOM, TODD &BENI TOO,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Teresa S. Meher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Teresa Svec Meher, 90, of Blackshear, died Thursday evening (Oct. 2, 2008) at Satilla Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Theodore Caulkins Lyon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Theodore Caulkins Lyon, 89, of Earlywoodland, died Saturday, September 27, 2008, at the Cobleskill Regional Hospital. Mr. Lyon was born June 27, 1919, in Jordanville, a son of Grace and Waldo Lyon. His family later moved to Dolgeville and established the Lyon Dairy Farm which was in operation for many years. Mr. Lyon graduated from Dolgeville High School in 1938. He served 4 1/2 years in the armed forces during World War II. Upon his honorable discharge, he enrolled at Hartwick College and graduated in…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tucholka, Helen J.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Helen J. (nee Pasciak) Tucholka of North Tonawanda, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, October 1, 2008, in her 83rd year, at DeGraff Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of North Tonawanda, Mrs. Tucholka spent most of her life working as an accountant for various businesses.Wife of the late Edward Tucholka, who was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2006. Dearest mother of Kathleen (Ronne) Herman of Franklinville, NY and Timothy (Ruthann) Tucholka of North…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MURFREESBORO, TN - Georgia Ward, formerly of Fishkill, NY died September 26, 2008 in Smyrna, TN from Alzheimer's. She was 77 years old. She was born March 25, 1931 in the Bronx to George and Rosemarie (Amend) Gallian. She is survived by her sons, William G. Ward and wife, Kathryn of Wappingers Falls, NY, Donald Ward and wife, Melissa of Wilmington, NC, daughters, Cindy Donnelly and husband, Bernie of Covington, GA, Tammy Lamparter of Mt. Juliet, TN, Grandchildren, Ben, Shevaun, Nathan, Sara & Chris,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Van Gorden, Earl "Wayne"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Vincent Scott Padgett

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vincent Scott Padgett went to be with our Lord Sunday September 28, 2008. Vincent was born April 26, 1990. He Graduated from Socastee High School June 5, 2008. He enjoyed various types of music, socializing with his friends and enjoyed watching cartoons. He was a nurturing spirit that loved to help others. He was the first grandchild to Gerald & Carol Stramowski, maternal grandparents and to Debra & Jim Padgett paternal grandparents. His family, mother-Carol Day, dad-Richard Day, sister Ashley…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Walter A. Szarejko

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Deacon Walter A. Szarejko, 84, a resident of Newport since 1988 and a former resident of Middleville for 40 years, died unexpectedly on September 30, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica. He was born in Herkimer on February 4, 1924, a son of the late Andrew and Mary  (Malinowski) Szarejko.  Walter graduated from Herkimer High School in 1941 and entered the U. S. Navy in 1942.  He served during WW II in the Pacific Theater as a turret gunner on torpedo bombers flying off aircraft carriers, U.S.S.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wertz, Peter F.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wilson, Robert "Bob"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                April 16, 1932-Sept. 9, 2008 CHEYENNE, Wyo. _ Robert (Bob) Wilson, 76, died Sept. 9, 2008, in Cheyenne, Wyo. Bob was born April 16, 1932, in New Jersey, and moved with his family to Stone House Farm in Milford Center in 1947. As a teenager, Bob grew up hunting and trapping around Goodyear Lake and playing football. He met Ruth Ernst at Milford High School and they were high school sweethearts. They graduated together in 1951 and were married in 1953 at the Milford Methodist Church. Ruth passed away in 2001.…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wolfgang, E. Jean

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • williams, Jacqueline May

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jacqueline May Williams of Meherrin, VA, entered into rest suddenly on Wednesday, October 1, 2008. Born December 26, 1951, in Medina, NY, she was the daughter of Lillian R. Fichot.Jacqueline was the head cook at Breadcrumbs Cafe and Uptown Coffee Cafe in Victoria, VA. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with her beloved pets and grandchildren. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Robert John Williams of Meherrin, VA. Mother of Stacy Timian of Lockport, Jason Timian of Wilson,…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Betty Campbell Shaver, 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cora M. Hanlon, 91

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Donald W. Kelly, 69

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Florence M. Rollin, 84, 09/29/2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • George L. Carlton, 62

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Henry W. Loomis, Jr., 73

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hugh Ackman, 78, September 15, 1930 - September 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kent B. Roseberry, 76

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Leland L. Warren, 91

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lena Allen, 76

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Richard F. Miller, 66

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Virginia Giambo, 96

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • William C. Harrington, 52, 10/03/3008

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