Obituaries for Cheektowaga for the week of Friday, Feb. 7
BY: Metro Source Staff | February 06, 2014
ODIEN, Grace N. (nee Hackbush), 84, of Cheektowaga, passed away Feb. 3; beloved wife of the late Robert Odien; dearest mother of Mary Ann (Daniel) Teal, Denise Watkins, Robert (Jeanina) Odien, Judy (Richard) Egan, Lisa (David) Davis, Patricia (Robert) Josker, Christopher Odien and Kenneth Odien; devoted grandmother of 22 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; dear sister of James, Edward and the late Kathleen Hackbush.
ELZE, Laurie, 59, of Cheektowaga, passed away Jan. 30; beloved daughter of Jane (nee Schaller) and the late Frederick Elze; dear sister of James (Suzanne), Michael (Linda), John (Rebecca) and Christopher Elze; cherished aunt of Julia (Brian) Smith, Kristin, Justin, Patrick, Timothy, Melissa, Sarah and Joshua Elze.
VILLANO, Marie L. (nee Gallagher), 82, of Cheektowaga, passed away Jan. 29; Beloved wife of the late Louis J. Villano; devoted mother of Barbara (Edward) Rucker, Phyllis (Joseph) Morgante, Deborah (Dennis) Foore and Matthew (Lynne Baase) Villano; loving grandmother of Kelly (Jeffrey) Berg, William Schutt Jr., Kristie (Michael) Cheslek, Stacey (Michael Rhim) Foore, David (Alexandrea Whelan) Schutt, Robert Miller, Garrett Villano, Jeffrey Foore and Constance Busch; great-grandmother of Tyler Berg; sister of the late Charles (Grace) Gallagher, Sr. Clara Gallagher, OSF and Ellen Pinelli: sister in law of Alphonse (late Eleanor) Villano, Ralph (Kathy) Villano, Concetta (late Joseph) Villano, Samuel Pinelli and the late Blase Villano; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Obituaries for North Tonawanda and Kenmore for the week of Friday, Feb. 7
BY: Metro Source Staff | February 05, 2014
NORTH TONAWANDA - MUTKA, Richard L., of Tonawanda, entered into rest Jan. 29, 2014. Beloved husband of Karen R. (nee Semenick) Mutka; devoted father of Christyann, Nancie and Audra Mutka; cherished grandfather of Justin; loving son of the late Frank and Clara Mutka; dear brother of Helen (Kenny) Kwitzer, Robert Mutka (late Bernie), Violet (Leo) Seweryniak, Carol (late Hank) Klein, Philip Mutka, Diane (Ron) Benzel and the late Betty Lewandowski, Frank Mutka; also survived by relatives and friends.
ARONICA, Frances (nee Massaro), passed away Jan. 30, 2014, beloved wife of the late Thomas Aronica; loving mother of Samuel (Debbie) Aronica and Maryann (Gary) LaRussa; loving grandmother of Renee (Jeff), Thomas (Kristina) and Daniel; great grandmother of Francesca; dear sister of the late Mary (late Angelo) Sperrazza, late Angelo (late Dorothy) Massaro and the late Angeline (Joseph) Marino; survived by beloved nephews and nieces. Friend of the late Louis Marotta. If desired, memorials may be made in Aronicas memory to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.
LOCKWOOD, Sandra J. (nee McLellan) Jan. 31, 2014, dearest mother of Michael D. and Amy M. Lockwood; loving grandmother of Minkx and Kayla; great-grandmother of Landon; dear sister of Paul (Dorothy) Mclellan. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc.
GILL, Frederic W., of Tonawanda, entered into rest Feb. 1, 2014, beloved husband of Ruth (neeMcCulley) Gill; devoted father of Fredrick Jr. (Gail) and Thomas (Diann); cherished grandfather of Ryan (Shauna), Matthew (Chelsea) and Meagan; adored great-grandfather of Christian and Oliver; loving son of the late Henry andElla Gill; also survived by relatives and friends. Gill was an Army veteran of WWII and the Korean War. Donations may be made in Frederics name to Hospice Buffalo.
SANTA MARIA, Carmela A., of Kenmore, entered into rest Feb. 2, 2014. Dear aunt of several nieces and nephews.
Lancaster Obits for the week of Sunday, Feb. 2
BY: Metro Source Staff | February 02, 2014
KOEPF - Michael R. of Lancaster passed away Jan. 16, 2014; son of the late Roy L. and Gladys L. (Stroman) Koepf; brother of Donald W. (Corrine) Koepf; also survived by two nephews. No prior visitation. Family and friends were invited to attend a Memorial Service at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, Saturday morning. Memorials to Lancaster Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Erie County Cremation Service. Please share your condolences at www.cfhecc.com
KLIMA - Victoria J. of Lancaster entered into enteral rest Jan. 19, 2014; beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Klima and the late Joseph E. Meyer; loving mother of Michael (Linda) Meyer; grandmother of Patrick (Summer) Meyer, Gregory Meyer and Kelley (Charlie) Comerford; great-grandmother of Natalie Comerford; sister of Robert (Joann) Angiel, Dorothy (late Richard) Harmel and the late twin sister Eugenia (late James) Felich, late Edward (late Lee) Angiel, late Raymond (late Betty) Angiel, late Eleanor (late Eugene) Siuda; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Wendel & Loecher, Inc.
BASILE, MAXINE C. (nee Krystoff) of Depew died Jan. 20, 2014, at the age of 78. Beloved mother of Kim (Jay) Bradway and Jennifer Basile; dear sister of Leverne Krysztof. The family was present Wednesday at the (Lancaster-Depew Chapel) Amigone Funeral Home, where funeral services were held Thursday morning followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Bowmansville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Maxine's memory may be made to the Buffalo Zoo.
STRIEGEL - George R. of Lancaster passed away Jan. 22, 2014; beloved husband of the late Maureen; devoted father of Pam (Tony) Panzarella, Sara (David) Furman and the late Dawn (Kevin) Bowmaster; loving grandfather of Bonnie, Courtney, Anthony and Michael; dear son of Nellie (MacLane) and the late Richard; brother of Deborah Medbury-Boxhorn, John, Sharon Weber, Judy Kent, Mary Chesna, Richard and the late Robert; also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitations were held at the Cichon-Borgosz Funeral Home, Inc., in Depew, on Saturday, and Military Honors were held.
KASPER - Irene J. (nee Borzin) of Lancaster entered into eternal rest Jan. 22, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Beverly (Thomas) Schmitt; grandmother of Jennifer (Jeffrey) Bernacki, Thomas Jr. (Jennifer) Schmitt; great-grandmother of Leah, Veronica, Brandon and Alyssa. A Memorial Mass of Christ Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's RC Church, Lancaster Tuesday morning. No prior visitation. Arrangements by Wendel & Loecher.
North Tonawanda obituaries for the week of Jan. 29
BY: Metro Source Staff | January 29, 2014
SHEEHAN, Michael D. of Tonawanda, entered into rest Jan. 8, 2014, beloved son of Carole A. (nee Annunziato) Hofmann (Patrick Brewster) and the late James D. Sheehan; dear brother of Elizabeth (Richard F.) Sheehan-Smith, James Sheehan (Debbie) and Joseph (Lynn) Hofmann; cherished grandson of Lucy (late Guy) Annunziato; also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Buffalo in Michaels name. Sheehan served in the U.S. Air Force and the Merchant Marines.
CARRIG, Zelda Rose (nee McMullen) of Kenmore, entered into rest Jan.18, 2014, beloved life partner of Clifford Kulp; devoted mother of Wayne Carrig, Sheila (Dennis) Batcho, Catherine Baker (Thomas Loveland), Laura (James) Whalen and Yvonne (late Ronald) Grist; cherished grandmother of Amy Carrig (Duane Roberts), Tracy (Charles Yallowitz) Carrig, Shannon Carrig and Patrick Whalen; adored great-grandmother of Aidan Yallowitz; fond second mom to Lea Morris; lovingdaughter of the late Albert and Pearl McMullen; dear sister of Francis (late Pat) McMullen and Robert (Mary) McMullen; also predeceased by three sisters and three brothers; she will also be greatly missed by her beloved Boston Terrier, Lacey; also survived by relatives and friends.
EDDY, Patrick J., 62, of Tonawanda, passed away Jan. 22, 2014; beloved husband of Rosemary (nee Georger) Eddy; devoted father of Donna (Patrick) Muldoon and Thomas (Keara) Eddy; son of the late Gerald (Florence) Eddy and Zora Louise (Raymond) Scheffer; loving grandfather of Jonathan, Alexia, Abigail, William Muldoon and Liam Eddy; dear brother of Linda, Thomas Eddy and Cathy (Ronald) Klimowicz; dear nephew of the late John (Carm) Eddy; cousin of Paul (Kerry Soltysinski) Eddy; also survived by several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
WARE, Roger A., 82, of Tonawanda, passed away Jan. 25, 2014; beloved husband of the late Virginia; loving companion of Miriam Foshee; dear brother of the late Fredrick Ware and Nancy Roetzer; also survived by nieces and nephews.
GUGGEMOS, Robert M., 93, of Kenmore, passed away Jan. 26, 2014; beloved husband of 65 years to the late Ardene (nee Bays) Guggemos; dearest father of William (Karen) Guggemos, Mary Ellen (John) Fletcher, Michael (Nadine) Guggemos, Robert (Susan) Guggemos and Richard (Mary Ann) Guggemos; cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Donations may be made to Kenilworth Fire Company in his memory where he was a fireman since 1948, served as Chief 1958 to 1959.
Robert was a US Navy Sea Bee Veteran of WWII and a longtime member of the T.I.L.C.
GILLIAM, Rita M. (nee Tramont) of Kenmore, entered into rest Jan. 27, 2014, beloved wife of the late Charles Gilliam and Philip Amoroso; devoted mother of Sharon Amoroso (Frank Matyskiewicz), Gary Amoroso and the late Philip Amoroso; cherished grandmother of Lance Shotwell, Nicholas Amoroso (Kristina) and Kendra (Tony) Price; adored great-grandmother of Marcus, Mya, Ava and Kennedy Grace; loving daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Tramont; predeceased by seven brothers and four sisters; also survived by relatives and friends.
Lancaster Obits for the week of Sunday, Jan. 26
BY: Metro Source Staff | January 26, 2014
GALASSO - Martin A. passed away Jan. 1, 2014, in Cobleskill, NY. In loving memory, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 158 Laverack Ave., Lancaster, Saturday, Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m.
HORN - David R. of Lancaster passed away suddenly Jan. 7, 2014; husband of the late Joanne (Germain); loving father of Tracy (Brian) Oun; son of Shirley (Snyder) and Norman; loving Papa of Elyse, Elana and Elijah; brother of Darryl (Gloria), Kathy (David) Franger, Gary (Marie); also survived by nieces and nephews; special friend of all dogs, especially Molly, Moe, Bobo and Willow. Family received relatives and friends at the Wendel & Loecher, Inc. Funeral Home, in Lancaster, with a Mass of Christian Burial held at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Lancaster. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Erie County SPCA.
BASILE - Maxine C. (nee Krystoff) of Depew entered into eternal rest January 20, 2014, age 78, beloved mother of Kim (Jay) Bradway and Jennifer Basile; dear sister of Leverne Krysztof. The family was present Wednesday at the (Lancaster-Depew Chapel) Amigone Funeral Home, where funeral services were held Thursday morning followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, in Bowmansville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Maxine's memory may be made to the Buffalo Zoo. Share condolences at www.AMIGONE.com
Lockport obits for the week of Jan. 22
BY: Metro Source Staff | January 25, 2014
NOONAN, James of Lockport, husband of the Phyllis Noonan, entered into rest Jan. 10, 2014 in Lockport.
He was born in Niagara Falls Sept. 14, 1928, son of the late Carlos and Kathleen Noonan.
James a devoted father and husband worked for more than 50 years as a realtor including owning the McKnight-Hogan & Noonan brokerage in Lockport.
Father of Shelley (Thomas) MacDonald of Ithaca, Kathyanne (Beshara) of Syracuse, Patrick (Jacqueline) of Paris, France, Timothy (Carol) of Raleigh, N.C., Phyllis Lapp of Lockport and Alison (Daniel) Hayes of Canandaigua. Brother to Alice Atkinson, Rosemary Dawdy, Howard (Karen) Noonan and the late Robert Noonan. Also survived by 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several loving nieces and nephews.
James while always putting his family first, was a gentleman farmer for 15 years and loved fishing the lakes of Ontario, Canada especially the Muskoka Lakes home of his maternal Scottish ancestors. James was also proud of his service in the United States Navy during WWII as an onboard radar specialist doing several tours through the Mediterranean Sea.
Burial will be in Niagara Falls Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flower; memorials to Alzheimers Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221 would be appreciated by the family.
EMIGH, Kathleen Fitzgerald of Lockport passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 after a long illness.
She was born in Clearfild, Penn. on June 2, 1926. Kathleen married the late Forrest J. Emigh on Feb. 16, 1952.
She was a member of Warrens Corners UMC. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, trips to the casino, shopping and spending time with her family.
Kathleen was predeceased by her daughter, Judy Emigh Schroeder.
She is survived by her daughters, Janet (Edward) Lieberman and Joyce (Kevin) Vincent. Also six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren all of Lockport.
Memorial donations can be made to the church.
SHARKEY, Martha A. passed away Jan. 6, 2014 in Eastern Niagara Hospital, Lockport.
Born in Lockport on Nov. 5, 1949 she was the daughter of Joseph J. and Delores (ONeil) Hunt.
Martha was a graduate from Lockport High School Class of 1967 and worked Harrison radiator where she was the cafeteria manager for 20 years retiring in 1995. She enjoyed bowling, boci, playing cards and was a member of the Redmen.
She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Debbie) Sharkey of Wilson and Luke (Pritha) Sharkey of Alexandria, Va.; grandmother of Kyle and Erik; sister of David (Judi) Hunt of Rochester, Paul Hunt of Lockport, Barbara (late Larry) Harris of Finley Lake and Cathy (Robert) Currie of Lockport; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pkwy., Amherst, N.Y. 14228 would be appreciated. Visit www.pruddenandkandt.com.
CASINELLI, Connie L., 65, of Lockport passed away peacefully Jan. 13, 2014 surrounded by her loving family following a lengthy illness.
Born in Hornell, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Barbara Friends of Jasper.
Connie married Tony Casinelli Sept. 30, 1967 in Jasper. She graduated from Jasper Central School and furthered her education at Olean Business Institute. She was employed at Ontario Primary School in Ontario, N.Y. for many years.
Connie is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Anthony Casinelli; beloved mother of Michael Casinelli of Cheektowaga, Jennifer (Ron) Yotter of Lockport, Ty Casinelli of Lockport and Reese Casinelli of Lockport; cherished grandmother of Anthony Casinelli, Renee Yotter, and Melissa Yotter; sister of Karan (Gene) Zylinski of Cortland, Deborah Dennis of Heddenite, N.C., Cythina Bergeron of Corning and the late Gary D. Friends; sister-in-law of Mary Friends of Ontario; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Interment will be in Woodhull Cemetery in Woodhull. Memorial donations to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport, N.Y. 14094 or to the American Diabetes Association, Buffalo Office, 315 Alberta Dr., Suite 102, Amherst, N.Y. 14226 would be appreciated. Visit www.pruddenandkandt.com.
BOUYEA, Evelyn G. passed away Jan. 14, 2014 in Briody Health Care Facility, Lockport.
Born in Saranac on Feb. 18, 1920 she was the daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Hackett) Gonyea. Evelyn enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, painting, playing BINGO and especially enjoyed breakfast every morning with her late husband, Arthur T. Bouyea who passed away March 1, 2008.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Gerald) Everleth of Lockport; grandmother of Heather (Michael) Chagnon of Saranac and Rebecca Everleth of Lockport; great-grandmother of Mandy (James) Lockyer, Ashley, Lindsey and Chelsey Rascoe; great-great grandmother of Harmony and Willow Lockyer.
SMITH, Roy A. passed away Jan. 10, 2014 in Absolut of Gasport.
Born in Wyoming, N.Y. on May 6, 1931 he was the son of Walter and Laura (Taylor) Smith.
Roy served in the National Guard from 1950 to 1959. He drove tractor trailer for 40 years and then drove bus for 17 years at Ridge Road Express. Roy was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan, enjoyed lighthouses and driving any type of vehicle, it was his life.
Roy is survived by his wife, Paula (Flohr) Smith of Sanborn; father of Lawrence (Becky) Smith of Medina, William (Neva) Smith of Williamsburg, Va., Debbie Chaddendon of Lockport, Penney (David) Botsford of Medina, Jodi VanDelinder of Buffalo and Kiera Smith of Sanborn; also several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Brother of the late Edward, William, Lawrence Smith and Grace Tagg.
Interment will be in Acacia Park Cemetery. Visit www.pruddenandknadt.com.
Obituaries for Cheektowaga for the week of Friday, Jan. 24
BY: Metro Source Staff | January 23, 2014
MAJEROWICZ, David E. of Cheektowaga, entered into rest Dec. 29; No prior visitation. Private service. Entombment St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Mr. Majerowicz served in the US Army. Online condolences made at www.lombardofuneralhome.com Arrangements by LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Northtowns Chapel).
BELZ, Bertha, 90, of Cheektowaga, passed away Jan. 17; Beloved wife of the late William J. Belz Sr., dearest mother of William J. Jr. (Barbara) and the late Gary J. Belz; cherished grandmother of David (Melissa), Wendy, Michael, William III, Rebecca, and Alanna. Also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be no prior visitation.
DEL SORDO, Lillian M. (nee Wernet), 91, of Cheektowaga, passed away Jan. 15; beloved wife of Vito D. Del Sordo; dearest mother of Judy (Frank) Busalachi and the late Vito Del Sordo; mother-in law of Carol Del Sordo; loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren, 3 great and 3 great- great grandchildren; dear sister of Florence Grandits and Mildred Carluzzo.
Lancaster Obits for the week of Sunday, Jan. 19
BY: Metro Source Staff | January 19, 2014
DUBICKI - Dorcas D. of Lancaster passed away Jan. 10, 2014; beloved wife of the late Henryk Dubicki; dear mother of Lidia Dubicki and Henryk "Mike" (Carolyn) Dubicki; grandmother of Henryk, Francesca and Mary-Margaret Conley; sister of the late James and Elizabeth DeMunn. No prior visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Alden Presbyterian Church, 13298 Broadway, Alden, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, with a family gathering and luncheon following the service. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., Alden Ecumenical Choir, Alden Presbyterian Church or St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, Alden, NY. Arrangements by the Charles Meyer Funeral Home.
CAFARELLA - Anthony of Lancaster entered into rest Jan. 13, 2014. Beloved husband of Leatha M. (nee Beam) Cafarella; devoted father of Anthony (Sandra) Cafarella and Lisa (Michael); cherished grandfather of Tara, Anthony (Lindsey), Alyssa, Natalie, Michelle (Marcus) and Anthony (Alicia);great-grandfather of Taylor and Jonathan; loving son of the late Anthony and Susan Cafarella; dear brother of Grace Pastora, Julia Stewart, Frank (Theresa), Rita Fumerelle, Dolores Livsey, Patricia Aquila and the late Philomena Cannella and Barbara Hangen. No prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, in Blasdell, on Thursday morning. Arrangements by Lombardo Funeral Home HOME,(Southtowns Chapel). Online condolences may be made at www.lombardofuneralhome.com
Lockport obits for the week of Jan. 15
BY: Metro Source Staff | January 19, 2014
SCHEFFLER, Elizabeth Mae, nee Ward, 93, entered into eternal peace on Jan. 11, 2014 at the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Rehabilitation Center.
Elizabeth Mae was born on Jan. 22, 1920 a daughter of the late Ira Daniel and Dora Belle (nee Dodge) Ward.
She attended school in Wilson and soon after began working as a waitress. She also worked in many local businesses many of which are no longer familiar to most of us. She was a waitress at the Olcotta Restaurant in Olcott, where she fondly remembered receiving a $5 tip from Louis Armstrong.
She worked at Schefflers Hardware, Schefflers Restaurant, Schultzs Lakeside Market, Nevins Red and White, and Russ Hulberts pickle factory, all local Wilson businesses.
She also worked for many years mending felts at the Newfane Felt Mill. After retiring she worked as a seamstress out of her home mending and tailoring clothing for many of the Wilson community.
Mae always made the best of every situation and loved every job she had.
Mae was a member of Exley United Methodist Church, the Lockport Rebekah Lodge, St. Pauls Lutheran Bible study and quilters groups, and the Wilson and Newfane Golden Agers.
Mae loved life and had many hobbies and interests during her wonderful life. Some of the things she could be found enjoying were fishing(a Mothers Day tradition), playing cards, sewing quilts, doing cross-word puzzles, making dolls, camping with family, bowling, playing bingo, reciting poetry (often some she learned in grade school) and she especially cherished spending time with her family.
Mae was a very kind and fun-loving person. She had a generous heart and always gave everyone the benefit of the doubt.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Gordon Scheffler in 1996; her sister, Shirley Reising of Sebring Fla. and her sister, Mary Cleveley of Wilson.
Mae (or Mae-Mae as her great-grandchildren called her), leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her daughters, Susanne Elko and Patricia Drewes of Wilson; her grandchildren, Teresa (Ronald) Kam, Trisha Drewes of Wilson, Patti (Patrick) OKeefe of Russell, Ohio and Renee Drewes of Simpsonville, S.C.; her great-grandchildren, Jordan (Sabrina) Kam of Ransomville, Joseph Kam and Emily Mae Kam of Wilson, Heather (Kevin) Zastrocky of Lockport, Peyton, Parker and Abbey OKeefe of Russell and Bryce Drewes of Wilson; her friend, Joyce, Rohring and her lifelong pal Geraldine Swann; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Hamilton Clark Funeral Home, 270 Young St., Wilson. Burial will be private.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y, 13220. Visit hamiltonclarkfh.com.
STEPHENSON, Patricia Jane of Lockport passed away Jan. 9, 2014 in Niagara Hospice House.
Born March 20, 2014 in Niagara Falls, she was a daughter of the late Edmund J. and Audrey I (Bridgeman) Stephenson.
Patricia attended local schools in Niagara Falls and in 1960 met and married Gary Ramming, Sr. She worked for General Motors, Harrisons and was a stay at home mom. She enjoyed yard work, bingo, crocheting, crafts, ceramics and sewing.
Patricia was an excellent seam-stress. She made all of her childrens clothes as well as her own. She also loved to make lap Afghans for the residents at Heritage Manor in Niagara Falls. Most of all she loved spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by a son, Gary Ramming, Jr. (Lori Wells); and daughter, Tracy (Randy) Kaiser; stepchildren, Kerri Newman and Jeremy Kaiser; brother, Larry J. Stephenson; and sister, Wanda E. (Donald) Burrows. Also survived by 16 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.
Patricia is predeceased by two brothers, Edmund and Donald Stephenson; and one sister, Lydia L. OShea.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Exley United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice Alliance, 4675 Sunset Drive Lockport, N.Y. 14094.
Arrangements by the Hamilton and Clark Funeral Home, 270 Young Street, Wilson.
Visit www.hamiltonclarkfh.com to offer condolences to the family.
SANNEY, Patricia C. passed away Jan. 4, 2014 in Buffalo General Medical Center.
Born in Lockport on Sept. 12, 1953 she was the daughter of the late Donald and Marilyn (Howard) Rutty and step-daughter of the late Russell Montgomery.
Patricia is survived by her husband of 30 years John Sanney of Lockport; mother of John Sanney, Jennifer (Jason) Eckertson, Amanda (Jim Breeze) Sanney and Angel Sanney all of Lockport; grandmother of five; sister of Gary (Andrea) Rutty, Kenneth (Jeanne) Rutty and the late Donald Rutty, Sandra McCoy and Debra Hood; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
BOND, Doreen I. passed away Jan. 5, 2014 in Briody Health Care Facility.
Born in Toronto, Ontario on Sept. 28, 1925 she was the daughter of Leslie and Gladys (Taylor) Blythe.
Doreen worked for the Toronto Star where she was a secretary and also Bells Grocery Store, Lockport where she was a buyer and a manager. She volunteered at Eastern Niagara Hospital, Lockport, the Senior Citizen Center and enjoyed camping.
Doreen was predeceased by her husband, Joseph R. Bond in 1985; and her son, Richard Bond.
Doreen is survived by her daughter, Linda (Anthony) DiPaolo of Lockport; grandmother of Diana Sparks, Sandra (Michael) Sperduti, Ben (Kari) DiPaulo, Tracey Bond, Jeremy Bond and Joseph Bond; great-grandmother of James Sparks, Mason Sparks, Sandra Sparks, Jacquilyn Sperduti, Samanatha Sperduti and Anthony DiPaolo.
PITISS, Mary E. of Lockport passed away Jan. 6, 2014 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.
Born in Buffalo on May 29, 1945 she was the daughter of William T. and Celestine (Work) Hamilton.
Mary worked for the VNA where she was a medical records clerk for 16 years retiring in 2008. She enjoyed camping, knitting and crocheting. Mary volunteered at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and was a lifelong girl scout.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Roger Pitiss of Lockport; cherished mother of Eileen Pitiss of West Seneca, James Pitiss of Lockport, Gary Pitiss of Wheatfield, Carolyn (Ray) Rustowicz of Hamburg and Sharon (Lars) Hansen of Fairbanks, Ark.; beloved grandmother of Nicholas, Brittany, Angelika, Timothy, Gary, Matthew and Rorik; beloved great-grandmother of Braydin; caring sister of Tom (Gail) Hamilton of Rochester, Carol (John) Galus of St. Louis, Mo. and Joan Stoddard of West Seneca; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Entombment will be in Queen of Heaven Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38101-9908 would be appreciated by the family.
PRATT, Pauline M. passed away Jan. 6, 2014.
Born in Lackawanna on July 8, 1956 she was the daughter of Phillip A. and Emma (Eifert) Pratt, Sr.
Pauline worked as a nurses assistant at Lockport Memorial Hospital.
She enjoyed trivia, helping others, reading and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Pauline is survived by her children, Diana (Shawn Grate) Harrison of Niagara Falls, Sara Harrison-Schramm of Lockport, Isabelle Harrison-Schramm of Niagara Falls, William (Siobhan) Harrison-Schramm of Lockport and Matthew Harrison of Lockport; grandmother of 10; sister of Dorothy S. (Kenneth) Hill of Buffalo and the late Phillip A. (late Patricia) Pratt; cousins of Diane (John) Gibson of Lockport.
Memorial donations to Save-A-Pet would be appreciated.
North Tonawanda Obituaries for Friday, Jan. 17
BY: Metro Source Staff | January 17, 2014
ROSSI, Joseph C., of North Tonawanda, entered into rest Dec. 31, 2013. Father of Scott (Jennifer) Rossi, Nancy (Mark) Guppenberger; grandfather of Lucia, Joseph and Nicholas; predeceased by nine brothers and sisters.
RUSSO, Mary (nee Mazza), of Tonawanda, entered into rest Jan. 5, 2014. Beloved wife of Fred Russo. Devoted mother of Kathy Russo and Fred Russo Jr. Dear sister of Vickie Mazza and the late Teresa (Nicholas) Zambito. Dearest grandmother of Joel Salamone and Tara (Keith) Hample. Great grandmother of Reid Salamone and Reagan Hample. Memorials in Marys memory may be made to Buffalo Hospice.
SALEM, Georgette W. (nee Dahdah) of Tonawanda, entered into rest Jan. 10, 2014, beloved wife of the late Wadi Salem; devoted mother of Samir (Pamela) Salem, Ida (Joseph) Crawford, Victoria (Christopher) Hardick, Victor Salem and the late John (Nitza) Salem; cherished grandmother of Jimmy, Michael, Jonathan, Joshua, Alex, Tabitha, Savanah, Kerrina, Joseph Jr. and the late Samir Jr.; predeceased by four brothers and sisters; also survived by relatives and friends.
PISTONE, Josephine of Tonawanda, entered into rest Jan. 8, 2014. Loving daughter of the late Cologero and Giacoma (nee Falsone) Pistone; dear sister of Rose (late Joseph) Oliveri, the late Mary (late John) Gambino, late Carmela (late Joseph) Messana and late Vincent (Mary) Pistone; cherished aunt of Angeline (Richard) Walter, Jacqueline Pistone, Jacqueline (Thomas) Johnson, Thomas (Rosemarie) Messana, Carolyn (Robert) Morrow and the late Samuel Gambino; also survived by many great-nieces, great nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
PALMISANO, Peter A. of Tonawanda, entered into rest January 9, 2014, beloved husband of Lucy (nee Cammilleri) Palmisano; devoted father of Nancy (Richard) Byington, Angela (late Alfred) Morgante and the late John Palmisano; cherished grandfather of Richard (Jeanne) Randal, Russell, Stephanie, Nicholas and Natalie (Robert); adored great-grandfather of Richard and Jessica; loving son of the late John and Nancy Palmisano; predeceased by three sisters; also survived by relatives and friends. Palmisano was an Army veteran of WWII.