Cheektowaga area obituaries
BANTELMAN, Mildred A. (nee Schaefer), passed away April 22 at age 95. Beloved wife of the late Albert R.; dear mother of Albert R. (Carol) Bantelman, Annette M. Schroder, Elaine D. (Michael) Ferringer, Karen M. (William) Porter, Richard F. (Ruth) Bantelman and the late Leanne B. Brunson; loving grandmother of 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and many step-grandchildren; sister of Walter (Helen), Paul (late Joyce) and the late Ralph Schaefer; sister-in-law of Loretta Schaefer; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
BONDANZA, Rose (nee Moreno), passed away April 26 at age 98. Beloved wife of the late Bernard A. Bondanza; dearest mother of Rosemarie (John) Andrie, Bernard J. (Carol) Bondanza and Diana (Thomas) Schlicht; loving grandmother of Theresa Frankowski, Ann Marie Chojnacki, Celia Mansfield, John Bondanza, James Bondanza, Amy Turner, Brian Schlicht, Matthew Andrie, Kristen Berdar, and Joshua Fruhlinger, and 18 great-grandchildren; sister of Joseph (Ida) and the late Daniel Moreno; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
ENGLISH, John T., passed away April 26 at age 86. Beloved husband of Rita A. (nee McBride) English; loving father of Peggy (Brian) Denison of Raleigh, NC, Patrick (Ann), Cathy (Alfredo) Barrera of Laredo, TX, Barbara English of Conklin, NY, Eileen English, Bridget English and the late Elizabeth (Thomas) Zarro; survived by a host of loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
HAWKINS, Albert D. Sr., passed away April 30 at age 88. Beloved husband of the late Blanche (nee Burns) Hawkins; loving father of Albert Jr. (Tina), Sandra (Paul) Kelly, and James (Joyce), cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; dear brother of Louis (Ginny) Bechtel and the late Edward (Alice) Bazur; survived by his loving companion Ruth Haungs; also survived by many loving family, nieces and nephews.
HIGGINS, CATHERINE M. (nee Moriarity), passed away April 30 at age 88. Beloved wife of the late James P. Higgins, Sr. Dear mother of Mollie (Jerry) Verdi, Kitty (Michael) Pilarz, Betsey Higgins, John, Thomas, and the late Michael and Rev. James P. Higgins, SJ. Loving grandmother of Alexandra, Katie, Jerry, Mary, Peter and Ben. Dear sister of James C.(Anna May) Moriarity, Mary M. (late Joseph) Cottrell and the late John "Dot" Moriarity. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
KUHN, Barbara J. (nee Smith), passed away April 27. Beloved wife of the late Walter T. Kuhn, Jr.; dearest mother of William (Kimberly) Kuhn, Beth (William) Montague and Gregory (Aprilia) Kuhn; stepmother to Mark (Laurel) Kuhn and Dawn Geissler; devoted grandmother of Valerie, Elyse, Jenna, Garett and Savannah; dear sister of Richard (Joyce) Smith and George (Carolyn) Smith; sister-in-law to Donald (Nancy) Kuhn and Kenneth Kuhn; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
LEHMAN - Carol J. (nee Heyer), passed away April 24 at age 78. Beloved wife of 58 years of Richard L. Lehman; loving mother of Rick S. (Maureen) and Rodney P. Lehman; cherished grandmother of Shannon N. and Christopher S. Lehman; adored great grandmother of Amaya J. Lehman; dear sister of the late Thora (William) Cannon.
MURPHY - Martha "Nell" (nee Bateman), passed away April 27. Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Murphy; dearest mother of Robert B. (Susan) Murphy, Diane E. (late Angelo) Serafini, and Patrick M. (Kathleen) Murphy; loving grandmother of Kiersten S. (Christopher) Davis, Todd R. (Melissa) Murphy, Melissa (Michael) Schmatz, Steven P. (Anne) Murphy, Jeffrey M. Serafini, Tammy A. (Erin) Thomas, Randall P. Serafini, Brian A., Sean P. and Daniel B. Murphy; great grandmother of Jordan S., Hayden C. Davis, Elise M., Eamon R. Murphy, Cole P., Caroline G. Schmatz, Amanda G., Abigail L., Angel M., Angelo J. Serafini, Bradley A. and Brandi A. Thomas. She also leaves behind many dear friends and neighbors.