Obituaries for Hamburg, Boston, Eden, Evans, Brant and Farnham for the Week of Nov. 1, 2012
Private services were held for Rose Marie V. Larson, 83 of Blasdell, who died on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
She is survived by her children, Penny (Thomas) Greenert, Karen (Rob) Stattler, Ron “Skip” (Cheryl), Lynn and Gary (Janice) Larson; brother, Joseph (late Gloria) Kryszak; grandchildren, Nicole, Josh, Chris, Gary Jo, Sarah, Andrea, John, Jeff and RJ; great-grandchildren, Edyie, Ella and Wesley; aunt, Ceil Toporek; nieces and nephews; many other family members and friends.
Mrs. Larson was predeceased by her husband, Edward H. Larson; parents, Joseph and Julia (Balon) Kryszak and brother, Raymond (Evelyn) Kryszak.
She had a love of baking desserts — apple pies, cheese cake and dark chocolate brownies, and if there was a family party or someone did any repair work for her, she would have a dessert ready too go.
Mrs. Larson worked for many years at the old Stattler Hilton Hotel in downtown Buffalo, where she met many entertainers, politicians and professional athletes.
Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of Western New York or Sisters Hospital.
Arrangements were made through the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.
Funeral service were held on Thursday (Oct. 25) from Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home for Gertrude “Dottie” (Hinkley) Davison, of Blasdell, who died on Sunday, October 21, 2012.
She is survived by her children, Sandra (Joseph) Griffo, Charles T. Shaw, Jr. and Lynda (Michael Smith) Kollar; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Davison was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Davison.
Funeral services were held on Friday (Oct. 26) from Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home for Frank X. Pontius, of Hamburg, who died on Monday, October 22, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Maryann (Montalvo) Pontius; sons, Frank (Jessica) III, Anthony and Daniel Pontius; five grandchildren; many loving family members and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Mary of the Lake Church on Monday (Oct. 29) for Margaret H. (Dowdall) White, 74, of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Hamburg, who died on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
She is survived by her children, Margaret (Mitchell) Farrell, Cheryl Moore and Darlene Becker; siblings, Theresa Maurer, Barbara Hering, Mary Kate Caputo, Jean (Bernie) Reimondo, Paul (Nancy) and Johnny (Sandy) Dowdall; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. White was predeceased by her children, Richard (Patricia) Moore and Brian Becker; parents, Michael and Josephine Dowdall; siblings, Patricia Lark, Dolores Sausner, Bernie (Jackie) and Gerald Dowdall and one grandson.
She was retired from the New York State Developmental Center and Frontier Central School Transportation.
Mrs. White enjoyed her summers at Chautauqua Lake and her winters in Ft. Myers. She was active in water aerobics and other club activities.
Memorials may be made to the Brian W. Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund, 5666 Stilwell Road, Hamburg, NY, 14075.
Arrangements were through the John J. Kaczor Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 from Immaculate Conception Church for John N. Cardarelli, of Eden, who died on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Allison (Richter) Cardarelli; children, Jennifer (Ken) Sava and John Cardarelli; sisters, Mary Lou Scharf, Virginia Suhalla, Barb (Jay) Fritchey, Victoria Fish and Rosemary (Martin) Smardz and grandchild, Griffin Sava.
Mr. Cardarelli served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962, serving as a combat engineer in Germany.
He joined the Cheektowaga Police Department in 1967. In 1973 he was hired as chief for the Town of Eden Police and served in that position until 1988.
He left the Eden Police Department and became the Erie County Commissioner of Central Police Service until his retirement in the fall of 1998. Under his tenure, the first county-wide 911 system was implemented and the DNA lab was established.
Mr. Cardarelli served on the Lakeshore Hospital Board of Diretors, the Erie County BOCES Board of Directors and for two years was president of the Eden Chamber of Commerce.
He was a life member and past president of the Erie County Chiefs of Police, a life member of the New York State Chiefs of Police and a life member of the International Chiefs of Police.
Mr. Cardarelli was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, serving on the Holy Name Society, the Parish Council and as an usher.
Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, with Military Honors.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation, 225 Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga, NY, 14227 or the Eden Community Foundation, P.O. Box 96, Eden, NY, 14057.
Arrangements were made trough the Laing Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life Mass will be held from Queen of Angels Church at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 for Louis H. Zawistowski, of Woodlawn, who died on Sunday, October 28.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alice (Bartus) Zawistowski; children, Stephen (Jane) Zawistowski and Cynthia (Brian)Kerr; sister, Frances (Richard) Maj; grandchildren, Matthew (Jamie) Zawistowski, Alicia and Megan; sisters-in-law, Carol (John) Polka and Betty Lou (late Daniel) Regueira; nieces and nephews.
Mr. Zawistowski was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Jane (Krasinski) Zawistowski and sisters, Alice (Leonard) May and Rosemary Sasiadek.
He was a sergeant in the US Marine Corps and a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of VFW Col. Weber Post No. 898, and the Niagara Frontier Detachment No. 239 of the Marine Corps League.
Mr. Zawistowski was an active member of the former Our Lady of Grace Parish, and a current member of Queen of Angels Holy Name Society; president of St. Vincent de Paul Society and a bingo worker.
Visitiation will be Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2 from 2 to 8 p.m .at the (Blasdell/Lackawanna Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC. 3450 South Park Ave. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8:45 followed by a service at Queen of Angles Church at 9:30 a.m.
Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Grave side services were held Wednesday (Oct. 24) from Woodlawn Cemetery for Charlotte H. (Haefner) Weimer, 93, of Orchard Park, formerly of Hamburg, who died on Monday,, October 22, 2012.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy C. Weimer, niece, Janet (Jerry) Stangl and cousins, Char Baur and Eleanor Schwartz.
Mrs. Weimer was predeceased by her husband, Frederick W. Weimer and brother Lawrence (late Alice) Haefner.
She was a retired telephone operator for Verizon and was a member of St. James United Church of Christ in Hamburg.
Arrangements were made through the Donald M. Demmerley Funeral Home.