Obituaries for The Tonawandas for the week of Sunday, Nov. 11
HAGEN, Mary C. (nee Hiller), of Tonawanda, passed away Nov. 4, 2012; beloved mother of Mary (Richard Nelson) Lee, Susan (Gregory) Janese, Kathleen (Thomas Ruflin) Hagen, James (Donna Kroack) Hagen and the late John “Jack” Hagen; loving grandmother of Christine (David) Glor, Gregory Janese, Johnathan Janese; one great grandson, Eli Glor; dear sister of Bertha (Edwin) Seymour; also survived by her former husband John (Joyce) Hagen, dear friend Dennis Lee, and many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. The family would like to thank the Hospice Buffalo Staff Team Four for their loving care and all the good work that they do. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice-Buffalo, Inc.
SCHEIFLA, Dean E., of Kenmore, passed away Nov. 3, 2012; beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Benz) Scheifla; loving father of Kristin (Anthony) Cerami and Patrick Scheifla; cherished grandfather of Michael, Aden, Madison and Matthew; dear son of Katherine F. (nee Szczublewski) and the late Albert Scheifla; caring brother of Floyd, David (Donna), Kenneth (Mary Ann) Scheifla, Katherine (Sam) Ventura and Albert (Denise) Scheifla; also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dean’s name to Hospice-Buffalo, Inc., or the Blocher Homes.
ELLERITE, Petrina E. (nee Benfanti), 89, of Kenmore, passed away
Oct. 31, 2012; beloved wife of 67 years to Joseph Pellerite; devoted mother of Judith (Michael Holton) Pellerite, Joseph (Florence) Pellerite and Peter (Kathryn) Pellerite; loving grandmother of Kristin (William) Irwin, Lindsey (Steven) Holtz, Joslin (Charles) Ham, Adam, Ryan and Amanda Pellerite; great-grandmother of Lia Marie Holtz; dear sister of Louis (Sally), Russell, Charles (Kay) Benfanti and the late Concetta Costanzo; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cherished friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research, Attn: Donor Services P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265 or Hospice Foundation of WNY, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.